On Friday, I called Dr. Nate Zinsser, the Director of the Center for Performance Enhancement at United States Military Academy. He was able to squeeze me in to his busy schedule and talk some sense into me! He heard my sob story and quickly got me back on track. He asked me if I enjoyed running, to which I responded "of course!" Then he said
"just ENJOY yourself and think of this marathon as an OPPORTUNITY."
Today, I felt so free on my 18 mile long run (is that redundant?). I went out without a Garmin and just had fun. That Eagles song "Get over it, Get over it, All this whinin' and cryin' and pitchin' a fit
Get over it, get over it" was going through my head the whole time :) I felt strong the whole way and picked it up for the last 6 miles. I ENJOYED myself and am, once again, EXCITED to race at CIM!
I am so grateful to be in WCAP, with the opportunity to do what I love, representing the US Army and the incredible Soldiers who serve our Country. This is my opportunity to show off how hard I've worked. This is my opportunity to get to the Olympic Trials. I know that I can do it and I can't let negative thoughts get in my way!