I'm about 10 days away from the Nevada Senior Games' 5K cycling time trial and less than 14 days away from the Huntsman World Senior Games' 5K cycling hill climb and 20K cycling time trial. My 1500 meter and 5K race walks happen the following week. You know where my head is? I hope so, because I don't! Well, actually, I do. My head is not in the game and neither is my … [Read more...] about What are You Saying to Yourself?
Am I ready for my cycling and race walking races coming up in October? Uh, no. I always feel that way in the weeks and days leading up to events. My biking and walking training hasn't gone the way I would like but it never does. It's not a perfect world. What I am happy about is my improve eating habits. More home cooking, less eating out. Far less sugary things (yep, … [Read more...] about Countdown to Fall Races
Well, I finally got off the fence...though I'm not sure whether to cheer or say "Yikes!" Today I signed up for the Division IV (novice) 5K hill climb and the 20K time trial cycling events at the Huntsman World Senior Games, set for Oct. 10 and Oct. 11, respectively. I can feel those pre-race butterflies starting to flutter. They're going to spark a range of thoughts from … [Read more...] about It’s Official: Time for Jitters, Can-do Thinking
I don’t consider myself “amazing” or “exceptional” so when people say I am, I’m always taken aback…but I have learned to say “Thank you” for the compliment. A neighbor recently told me she marvels at my ability to work on home improvement projects with my husband. She couldn’t imagine “lugging around” lumber or full five-gallon paint buckets, much less holding a small beam … [Read more...] about Who are You to Say You Can’t?
Recently an acquaintance asked, “Why do you focus so much on races and race results on your website when you always lose?” Ouch! That sure could hurt if I followed her definition of winning. Every time I cross the finish line, I win. Every time I show up, I win. Signing up for a race or triathlon is my motivation to get moving. Each time I get a workout done, I also … [Read more...] about Motivation: The Ebbs and Rises of Its Tide