- Trust my training plan and stick to it. I have faith that Erika knows what she's doing. If I follow what she has planned, I'll be ready. Sometimes rest days suck, but they are necessary. Sometimes bricks suck, but they are necessary. I need to trust the process (got that from Jim Harbaugh)
- No excuses. Kids will get sick, I will be tired, things will come up. I need to find away to make it work.
- Be flexible. I would love to get my training in from 10-1 every day. That's not going to happen all the time. Some days I will have to be up early and some days I'll have to wait till the kids are asleep. I need to be ready for this. I can't give up because the day didn't work out as planned.
- Listen to my body. I need to stick to my plan and not cave to excuses, but I also have to listen to my body. If I have a 6 mile run planned, but my calf feels tight, I'm going to have to do less. I WILL NOT LET INJURY MESS UP THIS RACE!!
- Eat right. It's hard to have a good training session when you have 3 glasses of wine and a bag of M&M's the night before. I need to think of what I put in my body. Maybe just 2 glasses and a handful of M&M's :)
- Enjoy the journey. I'm doing this because it's fun. I might not enjoy every minute, but I if it's not enjoyable, why do it? Maybe the last 10 minutes of a bike will suck, but the rest of the day I'll feel good about my accomplishment.
That's all I can think of. Anyone else have suggestions?