Friday, December 2, 2011

Re-Focused and Ready!

Thank you, thank you, thank you 
to all who posted, or sent email responses.   I appreciate the thoughtful answers.  I read and re-read, and re-read them.  

I just love blog world.  I mean really, you guys totally know what I'm thinking/considering/going through.  The run yesterday,  and the feedback totally helped to calm me, and helped me to refocus.  I do feel like I need to explain.  I'm not having a mental pre-race break down.  In fact, I still go into this race STRONG.  I know I'm in better shape than I've ever been.   For me to be at the top of my mental game, it's really simple, I MUST be in shape.  That I am! (for me)   I must explain, my last post come out of being a "realist",  NOT being a pessimist or caving mentally.   So rest assured, I'm not going into this race in a bad way, disappointed sure, but regardless, 

I'm excited, I've prepared better than ever, and I'm READY!

So currently, this is my plan.  I'm showing up Sat. READY to race 26.2  :)  
I'm going out on pace, and will see what the weather does.   
I'm hoping this plan holds, and I'm able to leave everything that I have on the Baton Rouge course. 

Strong Heart Strong Mind
If you want to share your favorite mantra or affirmation please do so.
Have a great weekend everyone, I know I will. 

Go Jen, Go Audrey, Go James, Go Terry, Go Bridgett
Go everyone racing this weekend.
Good Luck and Have FUN!

Bright side:
no rain expected
it could be 80 degrees and humid

(interesting note:  the first day the weather report warmed, Chad (my hubby), said exactly what the majority of you said. (before my freak-out post - ha ha)  He also mentioned the fact that I've been running better this fall, in the warmer conditions, which is true.)  Reinforcement is nice!


Jill said...

Go Get that race, girl!!! You can do it! Cannot wait to hear all the details (I will TRY to get on FB if you update sooner there. I'm just a bad FBer).


misszippy said...

Good lucky Ginny! You can do it, weather be damned!

Robbie said...

I saw a man on the side of the road cheering a family member in a half I did this spring. When I got closer, it seemed his "person" was too. He slowly turned his back to the runners with his child on his shoulders and proudly displayed "Finish Strong" on the back of his shirt. Nothing else was said. But that has stuck with me in every race I've done since. Good luck! You will do well. I'm so proud of you, my friend!!

Lisa said...

I've been behind on reading blogs, so just read your previous post. I'm glad you're feeling refocused and ready! Do what you can, control what you can, and smile at that Finish Line :)

Christine said...

Yeah, you are READY! You will do great, I just know it :)

My favorite race mantra:
Either you think you can or you think you can't, you are right!

Terri said...

I've been out of blogging for a while so its exciting to come back and read about how well you are doing! It sounds like you are ready! You can do it! Two favorite mantras I've used this year have been simply one word "live" or "fight" Blessings to you on your race!

Laura said...

I'm new to the running blogging world, but am already amazed at the support! Awesome job on your marathon!