Accentuate the Positive

I am racing on Sunday.  I can’t quite seem to wrap my head around that fact.  It will be a triathlon unlike any I have ever done – a swim in the North Sea, a cycle on open roads (sharing traffic with big lorries – yikes!), and a 10k run off the bike – the first time I will have done this since 2011!  I am getting ready – finding my mental game.  Searching for my confidence.  I’ve sent a bunch of pathetic messages to my coach, things like “Why am I doing this?”…  But I know why I am doing this – because I can.  And as my friend Amy reminded the other day when I sent her a pathetic message too, it wasn’t too long ago that doing a triathlon seemed off the table.

So I’m reverting back to favourite mantras. I’m embracing my nerves.  I feel my adrenaline building.  I’m focusing on the positive – the fact that I will finally get to finish a race, my target distance for 2013.  I am ready.

Yep, the Andrews Sisters are my current ear worm.  Don’t know what I’m talking about?  Here’s a video of Bing Crosby and Bette Midler performing it.

Sunday is fast approaching.  I intend to go out and give it my all.  Because I can.  And because I deserve this.  Every single moment.

By the way, that photo is from wild growth in the yard behind our house.  London is full of hidden gems – like yards behind houses that no one knows exist.  With hidden gardens, and surprises like this flower.  I always take a moment to notice the small things, it really does help me to build a positive frame of mind!

One response to “Accentuate the Positive”

  1. Heck yeah!  You have the moxie to not just enter and push yourself but to finish and do it in a way that will help you bring the lessons your learn during the race into a positive light.

    You got this and looking forward to hearing how it went.

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