Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Laurel Highlands Fears

I'll be honest. The Laurel Highlands 70.5 mile race scares me. Though I have completed it twice, 2 of my career DNFs have come on this course making it my most failed to complete course. Laurel is not easy, but if it was I probably would not keep coming back to do it. I love challenges!

This year the biggest fears weighing on my mind both stem from my achilles injury. My achilles injury caused me to need to take a month off from my training so of course I worry about being physically prepared come race day. Race day will be a little over 8 weeks since I injured my achilles and I worry about being strong, healthy, and not re-injuring it over the course of 70.5 miles.

Ultimately June 14th is going to come sooner rather than later. I think my ultimate plan is to just adopt the mantra. "Don't think. Just do. Become the Terminator. Finish the objective."

EDIT> It's my fault for not explaining my fears about the Laurel Highlands 70.5 Mile better, but it's not about being healthy. I am back to full health. It is my fitness that is still not where I'd like it to be. I do believe I can and will complete the race. If I didn't believe I can finish the race I would not do it. Like Mike reminded me, I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. That is the main reason along with great support and friendships that I can and have completed the races I have. I thank you all for being a part of my support and success. It truly does mean a lot to me. Laurel is one of my 2 main goal races this year.<

Thanks for reading.

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