November 6, 2009: Inspirational Words

Avon, Colorado – I got a little down on myself this afternoon and looked to my former trainer/coach for advice. He gave me a great pep talk, which basically came down to a few key principles:

  • Flip the switch (mentally) and do it now. Make changes in different aspects of life to shake things up
  • Things are not linear; find the big breakthroughs
  • Find and carry the speed, and it doesn’t have to be pretty or perfect
  • Be excited and don’t ever get negative or down on myself
  • There is a greater purpose to what I’m doing than just for fun and games
  • Don’t think too much. Getting down the course as fast as I can should be the primary focus. Think about Speed. Trust your abilities and equipment.

I’m so inspired I wish we were training tomorrow (we have it as a day off)!

There comes a moment when you have to stop revving up the car and shove it into gear.”  – David Mahoney

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1 Response to “November 6, 2009: Inspirational Words”


  1. 1 kayano14 November 9, 2009 at 6:11 am

    Glad to see you’re getting words of advice to help you focus and improve. And great write-up in the Peninsula magazine as well!


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