Tuesday, June 9, 2009

To Thine Own Self Be True

As part of the continuing education of USAT, I am required to listen to triathon and fitness webinars. Today's webinar was by Bobby McGee, not the restauranteur, but the world-class running coach. He talked about the power of visualization. Basically, if you have put in the time and effort and done all that is required to get to the goal you want to achieve, it will happen. In other words: to thine own self be true.

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?

1 comment:

  1. Lorie....You are an inspiration to all who know you! I'm so happy you get to do what you love. Way to Dream Big! Carla


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