But not quite busy enough. I am still trying to chase doubts out of my mind and that can turn into restless nights of slumber. Two challenges I need to tackle immediately. I need my confidence and I need my sleep. What is the point of going to bed early if I spend half the night tossing and turning? Perhaps it is time to pick up some nice relaxing tea to enjoy at the end of my day.
Marathon anticipation still gets me to my core. Marathons are big. They take commitment and training. They take confidence to be able to go from start to finish - or at least the ability to overcome your mental denoms. It is time for me to really amp up my visualizations and positive affirmations. I have big goals/dreams and that is why I am overly anxious this go around. Gone are the days where my goal was just to finish. That was back in 2011. Don't get me wrong, I had time dreams for that 2011 Maui Marathon too but I also knew, just finishing would set my first PR. And now, I need my goal. I am also smart and I know I need to set a tier of goals. I just haven't done it and there is no time like the present.
Marathon Day Goals:
- My A+ Goal: To break a 4:20 marathon.
- My A Goal: To PR. That means I must break my 4:33:28 time from the 2012 Honolulu Marathon
- My A- Goal: To set a new course PR. That means I must break my 4:36:16 time from the 2012 Maui Marathon
- My B Goal: To finish happy, strong, and ready to roll into training for the 2013 Honolulu Marathon on December 8th, in 85 days.
There you go! Just like that I have goals. And you know what? I am feeling better already!
Seriously, before writing this post I didn't have any formally set goals. I hadn't thought it through. It is amazing how just writing them down, and perhaps telling the world, has the power to change your mindset from anxious to excited!
8 more days.
They are going to fly by!
Daily Gratitude: I am thankful that the proposal my co-worker and I were working on has been accepted!
Daily Affirmation: I am going to knock my socks off on September 22nd!