24 DAYS UNTIL IMCDA AND I HAVE TO REMIND MYSELF:
I found this on Triathlete Magazine Online:
17 things that triathlon has taught me about life
1. There are good days and there are bad days and sometimes you can't tell the difference until you start.
2. Contrary to popular belief, sleep is not overrated. Not in the slightest.
3. Don't forget to breathe.
4. Just because it's raining doesn't mean you should cry.
5. Nobody ever said it was easy.
6. Pain is temporary. Pride lasts a lifetime. Sometimes even two.
7. Create a plan and stick to it. It may not always work, but if you stay focused and relaxed, it'll all end up just fine.
8. You've got to try. No matter what happens, in the end you'll have bigger regrets from not ever trying.
9. Strength and courage blossom from the sands of adversity.
10. Sometimes it's the little things that make the big differences.
11. Getting to the starting line is usually a lot harder than getting to the finish.
12. Listen to your body and listen to your mind. And make sure you know when they're lying to you.
13. You can't change the past and you won't alter the future. Enjoy right now, right now.
14. Smile. It does a body good.
15. Be supportive of others. We're all in this together.
16. It's OK to cry.
17. Don't forget to eat. Especially breakfast -- that's a really important one.
I added some of my own:
1. You can feel like sh$^*&%t one minute, fix the problem or your thinking, and feel great the next.
2. It is never too late to realize a dream.
3. Anyone can do an Ironman-it is all in doing the training.
4. You can come in dead last and still get a medal.
5. Don't underestimate the power of the will..
6. It's only a triathlon race, it is not life or death. It is suppose to be fun!
Do you have any of your own?