I want only positive thoughts today.
I want only positive talk today.
Focus on your race and your teammates.
And make today your best day yet.
~ Bill Babcock
Yesterday we had our first outdoor track meet. Before the girls began their warmup, our head coach sat them down and said the above statement. It is something he says before every meet. Some listened. Others, not so much. Some didn't hear it yesterday, but will catch it at the next one. For me, it resonates every single time. Each day I'm with these athletes, and on meet days in particular, I need to be positive - to think positively, to act positively and to speak positively. I need to focus on both my individual runners and on the team as a whole. And I need to try to make every day the best. It's a tall order to fill. But, I'm more than happy, honored even, to do it. It's why I love my job.
|A quiet moment with one of my 2 milers before her race yesterday.|
(though it looks like a slap on the face, it was a soft pat of encouragement)
~ The flowers were blooming, the birds were singing and the honeysuckle on Bacon street smelled delightful.
~ My daughter was actually psyched to go to school because she's been working on a stand up comedy routine with her teacher.
~ I ran 18 miles and I enjoyed single every one of them. No, for real. (even those last few, KH)
~ I ran 15 of those 18 miles with my running bud, who is ramping up her mileage after having been injured for a very long time. It is so damn nice to have her back.
~ My high school track team had their first meet and they rocked it.
~ My monthly RUNNERBOX arrived and it was (as always) filled with awesomeness.
~ Did I mention the sun was out and it was warm? That was awesome.
Listen to this:
Painted - MSMR