Good Morning!! Welcome to this amazing wednesday, full of potential and opportunity! How are you? I’m doing great! My Fiancee has been an inspiration to me lately (well, she always is , as she has been training for a triathlon with a local shoe company’s training clinic, known as The Right Shoe. She’s been training 6 days a week, varying from a weight training workout at home, to double workout days running in the AM and swimming in the PM, or swimming in the AM and biking in the PM. She’s really been impressing me with her commitment to excellence. You can read more about her story on her blog Tomboythatwearsmakeup.com as she posts regularly on her workouts.
I did have the opportunity to compete in my first ever triathlon in September of 2009, and I’ve been considering getting back into the tri swing of things, as the Right Shoe clinic is becoming very intriguing to me. For our first triathlon, we did all of the training by ourselves and managed to complete the race in one piece, although I know I could do waaaay better with training from a professional clinic. Here are some pictures from our first ever triathlon.
Recently in her clinic, they had a sports Psychologist from the University of Fraser Valley, Roger Friesen, come in and talk about the psychology behind sport. Roger has worked with numerous elite Olympians, and top of their class athletes over the years. Amanda then shared her new found knowledge with me, and I’d like to share with you what I’ve learned;
1 You will never know if you can do something or not- unless you try.
2 Do not try to achieve perfection, there is noooo such thing, instead- Strive for Excellence.
3 Always write down your goals- (even have a goal for each workout, whether it is making a certain time, working on form, or just getting through it)
4 Celebrate even the simplest of goals achieved, such as getting outside for that run- even if you don’t feel like it (and be truly happy about it! Smile, be excited, CELEBRATE!)
5 Don’t let your external environment influence your motivation. Example: If you committed to running outside on Sunday am and it is pouring rain, don’t let the rain stop you. It’s part of your plan, so do it.
6 Why do you want to achieve your goal?
7 Accountability is crucial. Let friends and family know your plan, so they can celebrate with you and help hold you accountable. (Blogging helps too- I don’t know if I would have ever been this pumped up if I wasn’t writing and sharing with you every step of the way!)
Just by reading these inspiring words, I think I’m going to go for a run…I crave the sweat : )
Do you have dreams of entering a race, whether it be swimming, biking, running, or all 3?! Do you realize that anyone can do it, including you?! I promise you, it’s an amazing feeling to complete any sort of athletic contest. Please share pictures or stories with me, and on my Facebook page! I’m always honoured to hear your feedback!
Thanks for stopping by! I look forward to talking to you soon!