|Yep, I dreamed of this moment|
Fake it 'til you make it, right? In all seriousness, positive self-talk and visualization is important to any type of success, be it weight loss, athletic events or career goals. I spent a decent amount of time before my first triathlon picturing a seamless swim, mentally walking through smooth transitions and imagining completing the race strong. It worked, as I finished the race exactly as I pictured, triumphant.
|Sweaty, but stylish, post long run|
Last Friday, I had the day off and set out at the obscene hour of 4 a.m. for an 18-mile run. Before I ran, I ate a piece of whole wheat bread with peanut butter and sugar-free preserves, a mini Luna bar and a graham cracker. That held me over for the first five miles. Then, I ate one shot block every other mile until the turn around point. At mile nine, I took a gel, then repeated the shot blocks at mile 11, 13 and 15. That seemed to work out well for me because I was able to finish the run without walking (other than to fill up my water bottle).
This week's motto: Good things come to those who work for it. Go get it.