OK-so if you are turned off by soul/woo-woo stuff, read no further. My friend Esther told me about "SoulCollage"which is an art project you can do to get in touch with parts of yourself. So I decided today to do one on the race coming up this weekend. I loved doing it! This is my collage. Then there are questions you ask about the picture (it is on a 5X7 card).
Who are you? I am the 8 year old that won all the time, that beat them all. I am the one who is athletic, an athlete. I believe in myself, I am good enough. I stay confident and strong in races. I am a winnner.
What do you have to give me? I give you mental, physical and psychological strength to do even the hardest races, the part of you that never gives up. I give you the wisdom to know when to eat, drink, push yourself, back off, listen to your body. I give you permission to have fun and be lighthearted.
What do you want from me? I want you to have fun racing, feel like a winner, don't get discouraged. I want you to believe you can do your best and be with the best. I want you to feel proud of yourself no matter what.
Is there anything else you would like to say to me? Think: Slow, steady=fast, calm. I am a runner. My bike and I are steady and strong. You have what it takes to win.
How will I remember? Remember when you see each mile marker, pass each bouy and each time you read this card.
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