I hope everyone had a relaxing long weekend! Yes, it's Monday again, but it feels like a Sunday, so I will continue calling this the Sunday report.
What a difference a week makes! I really worked on changing my attitude and outlook this week, and my training was so much better! I'm reading The Happiness Project, by Gretchen Rubin, right now (thanks, Sarah!), and I have really been inspired by just the first 3 chapters. One of the things she says in it that really hit home for me is to "act the way you want to feel." This is something I know, and something I preach to my flute students and to my coaching athletes, but lately I have not been doing it myself. I really tried to adjust this weekend, and have already felt better! It's amazing how powerful our minds are!
My long run yesterday was basically the same seven miles that gave me trouble last week, but mentally it was like night and day. It was hot and humid, and I just put my head down and got it done, and felt great. My pace was about 20 seconds per mile faster than last week, but more importantly, I was able to silence that negative voice in my head. I purposely went out with no music, even though I was tempted to take my ipod with me, and tackled the attitude head on and won. It's funny how I can see this in the athletes I coach and in the flutists I teach, but sometimes it takes someone else to show it to me. This is why I surround myself with people who are real and aren't afraid to be honest with me. My mentors and friends challenge me to rise, and for that I am so thankful.
Just a few days until Rev3 Quassy! I'm feeling more and more ready each day, and I'm excited to race! Kel and I will both be racing the Olympic, a distance I have only raced once before, so it will be super fun to do it together (although, I'm sure he will finish before me!!).
Here are the numbers:
Swim: 2h 55m 7750 yds
Bike: 5h 40m 14s 64.57 mi (includes a spin class)
Run: 2h 37m 22s 15.33 mi
Total: 11h 12m 36s
I'd love to make a list of everyone racing this weekend. I know there are a lot of races out there this first weekend of June! Leave a comment, and I'll try to get up a post with links!! Let's have a virtual wave of support going through the blogosphere this weekend!