When something bad happens, you have three choices: let it define you, let it destroy you, or let it strengthen you.

The heart of the difference is not ability or even talent, but desire

The purpose of life is to discover and develop your gift. The meaning of life comes from sharing your gift with others. - David Viscott

Monday, June 25, 2007

Words of wisdom

by great coach Lisa Smith-Batchen - read here. Hit the nail on the head.

None of us start a race thinking we are not going to finish. It is the obstacles along the way and a series of things that take us to the finish line or not.
The one thing I do know is this: you can ONLY think about the things you can control right then and there at the very second it is happening. You can't change what happened 2 seconds ago or the last step you took..you can only think about the next 2 seconds and the next steps you will take.
You can't sit and worry about how hot it is or complain that it is to hot..you can ONLY control the steps to help keep yourself as cooled down as possible..the heat is not going to go away just because you want it to:):)
Success come with following a race plan that is set up for you, your nutrition plan is set for you and then you have a back up plan if all else fails...And sometimes the only answer for some is to stop the race and not continue.
If you make the choice not to continue make sure you have thought long and hard before you pull yourself out. My friend Marshall told me once to make a list in my mind of why I needed to pull out and if I could say I would be fine the next morning when I woke up and have no regrets then ok..pull out. But if you feel you are going to wake up feeling the could have, would have, should have..then you best carry on to the finish even if it was not the day you had dreamed about!!!

Why do I tell you all this today...its about learning to deal with what Gods gives you on each given day and to be thankful for the good, the bad the ugly. We all have these times and moments in our life. The great thing about Ultra Running is we all have each other who love and support us through it all to. You can only control what you can control and that is it.

2 comments:

  1. LISA Said: it's about learning to deal with what Gods gives you on each given day and to be thankful for the good, the bad the ugly. We all have these times and moments in our life.
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    AMEN.... Great Post!

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