I went to bed last night and watched the live stream of Ironman World Champs. I turned off as the Pro male athletes started out on the run ( It made me tired just watching!!!). When I woke up this morning, I put the live stream back on. They were still going over the finish line and still had over two hours to cut off. This struck a reality chord with me – I have been to sleep and people had been racing for 5 hours before I slept and they were still racing when I woke up; that’s a long time to be working out!
Now, don’t get me wrong, I’ve completed a Long Distance Triathlon before, but I don’t really think the enormity of the race ever actually hit me; even when completing it. Today however, it seemed to hit – It could be a really long day.
There will undoubtedly be times when the reality of what we are aiming to achieve hits us and fear overcomes us. But, remain strong and one day that fear will become confidence.
Do you have fears about racing? How do you overcome them?
Have a fit and healthy day.