Friday, April 13, 2007

Positive Thoughts

We're in the meat of the season, and on the eve of the greatest races in the schedule.

Things are no doubt getting busy (race-wise, training-wise, school-wise, work-wise, life-wise). You've seen it coming, and now you're here. Things may be getting tough, time may be getting short, nerves may be getting short, mind and body may be getting fatigued.

This is the time when we do the gut check. Take a moment, assess where you've been, consider where you are, ponder where you're going, and see just how much you energy you have in your tank. Nothing too dramatic. Nothing too excessive. Just enough to figure out what is you have to do and how it is you are going to get there...and deciding which way you'll find a path to continue moving.

Just remember: positive thoughts. Positive thoughts go a long way. They may be wishful thinking, but sometimes wishes are the things that give you hope, and hope is what pulls you through--it gives you something to believe in when you look around and see nothing else. Because in the time when there is nothing else, there is still always you and the power for you to control what you do, even down to just placing one foot in front of another over all the long miles extending far into the distance. With nothing more than the thought that you know you can.

All you have to do is to believe.

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