I don't have much to say today because quite frankly I can't put my emotions into words at the moment. I had a very long night, and still dealing with it all today. But things are going as planned and as of this afternoon we will be on our way to Vermont for the weekend. I could allow the issues I am facing to ruin the weekend, or I can just stand up and keep moving forward. It's going to be a good weekend, and we are going to get through all of this. I have faith and hope in the fact that I have made so many changes to who I am over the course of the last year.
"Why do we fall? So we can learn to pick ourselves up"(Batman Begins)
This is true in life in general and in running. I know many people who are racing this weekend, and I hope that anyone who is, is not worrying or stressing. I know it's easier said than done. But you put in the hard work and worrying isn't going to make you do any better, it's only going to hinder the strength you have gained over the course of your training.
Yesterday I posted about Mental Toughness, I guess that was my subconscious way of telling me I was going to need those skills last night. Being strong in your life can influence your strength in your training. Don't for one second think that your life doesn't influence how you run or how you train. It has everything to do with it. Allow yourself to deal with emotions and then move forward, wallowing for a long time wont do anyone any good.
I hope everyone has a great weekend! Enjoy yourselves, celebrate St. Patty's, be smart, race strong, do whatever you want to do :) It's your life, live it.