I have thought a lot about being true to myself this week. I have a personal goal. I want to qualify for the Boston Marathon. Saying it out loud scares me. Can I do it? Is it achievable? Mr. McGee believes that if I am grounded in reality, and my thoughts are positive, the answer is yes.
Part of training for any race that I do requires journaling. I track my progress. I record my times. I can see my reality right in front of me, it is in my workout log. If you have a goal you want to achieve-- losing weight, crossing the finish line of your next 10k or century race, put your "truth" to paper. It's not an easy thing to get started, but I will help you if you'd like. I have access to a great program called trainingpeaks.com. You can record your daily fitness routine, your food intake, and your short and long-term goals. It is where you will go when you doubt yourself. It is the facts. It is reality.
For today, my truth is I am ready. I am injury free. I will, as Nike says, "Just Do It." Think positive, Lorie. (He also says to talk to yourself in 2nd person.) See you soon, Boston.
Now, what about you?