Sunday, June 14, 2009

Step One Believe

I think all training plans to prepare for a distance event should start with the phrase: Step one Believe in yourself. When you believe you can do something your half way to doing it. If you doubt your ability, you will have a hard time every step of the way.

I fit patients with glasses and many of them are getting their first bifocal with out lines. So many of them come in with preconceived ideas about how hard it is going to be for them to get used to them. I can usually tell in the first few minutes of talking to them if they will succeed or fail with the new bifocals. If they have an open mind and ready to make it work they have no problems at all. But the ones who buy into what aunt Martha or cousin Fred have told them about how hard it will be are indeed going to have a hard time.

The same goes for endurance events. If you dwell on how long the distance is and how hard it will be and how little time you have to train and get ready, it will be tough. But if you believe in yourself and look at the training as a fun, exciting journey to a new and stronger you, then you will not only do super but have a blast along the way.

In this age of failing economy having an activity like regular walking or running in a double blessing. Since training is much cheaper than other forms of entertainment and it makes you healthier also. If you can do your distance training with a significant other you can use it as a way to open a wonderful way to communicate better, we all know that is a blessing for any relationship. When you have a training partner who believes in you it can make it much easier for you to believe in yourself.

Henry Ford said, "If you think you can or you think you can't, your right", that really sums it up well. Believe in the power within you and get it done.

Thanks for reading.

Rambling Panda

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