The Mental Edge

Do you believe you’re a starter or a benchwarmer?
Do you believe you’re an all-star or an also-ran?
If the answers to these questions are the latter,
your play on the field will reflect it.
But when you’ve learned to shut off outside influences
and believe in yourself,
there’s no telling how good a player you can be.
That’s because you have the mental edge.
-Rod Carew

The mental edge defines the winners from the wanna be’s. I heard that Bonnie D Stryoer did a great goal setting session at March Radness this past weekend. I find she and I have similar views on goal setting and becoming more by being the person you want to be and believing that youre going to make it happen. Having the confidence even when maybe you dont HAVE the confidence is often times the hardest but best thing to be able to do.

Is every all star on their best mental behavior all the time? No way. Keeping out the mental garbage is sometimes the hardest thing to do. Especially mid way through a long endurance session. Its easy for the little voice to get in there and talk you down from awesome. “Its ok, you had a long weekend, take it easy.” “You’re allready blowing past people, no need to push harder.” “Is this one lap really going to make a difference?” “My feet hurt.” “My quads burn.” We all have these little voices. The key is to fill yourself with positive self talk. As Jim Rohn would say “Dont let the weeds take the garden.” Clean that shit out. Daily. Fill your mind with positivity. Read good books, don’t engage in negative complaining, create productive conversations. Surround yourself with people who support you and believe in you and you will start to believe in you too.

Perfection is not attainable,
but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
-Vince Lombardi

Quick and easy food tip thanks to my friend Jerry: Fully Cooked fajita chicken in the frozen food section!!! $5.99 for 20 oz of fully cooked chicken! A little high in sodium but over all not to shabby 110 calories and 19 grams of protein per serving. 6 servings per bag!

Food Today!

8am shake

11am chicken 6oz and 2 tiny apples

2pm chicken 8oz and 2 tiny apples

5 pm chicken and 2 tiny apples

7:30pm shake and an apple

practice with OCRG

10pm Beverage mix

Yeah its not a fancy day but when youre working on the go, sometimes simplicity is the best way to go!


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