I wrote this post over the weekend in response to alot of what I am hearing from my blog readers. Since some readers here are also preparing for races, I wanted to share it here too.
As the Princess Half nears (5 weeks!!!), it seems like some of us are experiencing a hefty dose of self-doubt. As I read my Facebook news feed today, I see many of my Princess Half friends post things like “what have I gotten myself into” and “Why is it when I run on the treadmill, I only do half the mileage that I can do when I run outside? Getting nervous about my mileage for Disney.” I am not immune to this self-doubt. Due to a snowy weekend, my usual running trail that I use for my long runs is covered with snow. I ran on the treadmill at the gym for an hour and a half, almost 7 miles. I was spent when I was finished—both mentally and physically. Although 7 miles is far from my farthest run, I was done. My time was ok, but I kept thinking 7 miles will barely take me out of the Magic Kingdom. How am I going to make it all the way back to Epcot?
On my drive home, I thought about all the wonderful people I have met on this journey and how far we all have come. You all are so inspiring to me. Ladies--we are better than this. Enough with all of the self-doubt! We need to believe in ourselves and our bodies. We all started at different places, but we will all end at the same place—the finish line. Look how far we have come already. We are to close now for second guess ourselves now. I will ask you what I ask myself: Have you worked hard to prepare yourself for the race? Yes. Have you done the planned training? Yes. Are you prepared to push yourself on race day? Yes. Then you and I will both succeed! See you at the finish line!
A dream is a wish…
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Posted, 2012-01-25 16:01:47