Thursday’s are for thinking out loud!
Here are some things that are on my mind today:
I received my official QT2 racing kit in the mail yesterday! I am so pumped to be racing with the Age Group Elite Team with QT2 this season! I have been coached by QT2 for over a year now, and I have seen huge improvements in my performance already. Being on the team takes things to a whole new level and I’m excited to represent QT2 at all of my races this season (especially my Ironman!).
Spring is here!! It’s finally warming up in the Boston area and I could not be happier. This week has been beautiful with temperatures in the high 50’s and low 60’s. We might even reach 70 degrees this weekend! I am also grateful that it’s getting light out earlier in the morning… makes waking up before 5:00 AM a whole lot easier!
The Boston Marathon is 11 days away, holy moly! I am actually feeling more confident about the race than I did a week ago. I have been seeking treatment for my shin splints and they have improved. I also feel like my plantar fasciitis pain has been tolerable this week (it helps that I’m tapering). I have decided that I have no choice but to run this race. After watching a special on TV the other day, about the events from last year, I couldn’t help but feel that I BELONG at the start line on April 21st. Standing just a few streets away last year when the explosions went off, I feel like that day is forever a part of me. Yes, I was able to cross the finish line, but so many people did not… this year we all run together.
I have decided at the age of 30 that I am sick of caring about what other people think about me. For my entire life, I have been so worried about what ‘others think’. Whether it’s about what I wear, what my hair looks like, what I do for work, the fact that I eat really healthy and exercise all the time… I used to let it get to me, but now I have a personal goal of not letting the fear of what other’s think, get to me. I’m also trying REALLY hard not to compare myself to others. This is a more difficult goal, I think, but it’s something to strive for.
Thought of the week
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