Thursday, May 29, 2008

Interesting thoughts..


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?


Anonymous said...

These are awesome, Debi...I really like the six of your own :)

hmm...let's of mine is: When you feel like quitting, remember this is is something you WANT to do.

or: think of all the yummy things you can eat/drink at the finish!!

21stCenturyMom said...

I have to argue with #13 - you can change the future. That's what training is all about!

So the one I would add is this:

1 - pushing through the fatigue makes you stronger
2 - getting stronger is awesome.

Calyx Meredith said...

Fantastic list - love your additions. I don't have any to add yet but I'll be thinking on it as I move through my rookie races. :D

S. Baboo said...

Ok, here is mine.

No matter how bad you may feel during the race you always feel like a hero at the finish line.

WADDLER26.2 said...

I love the list.

Vickie said...

Yours all sound pretty good. I guess I might add: triathlon (or running) is like a box of chocolates--you never know what you're going to get.

Tea said...

That is a great list! Your additions: Spoken like a true expert.