Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Our Intentions: Gratitute & Going For It

“Endurance is not just the ability to bear a hard thing, but to turn it into glory.” - William Barclay

Over the course of this season, we've learned that setting an intention for our races works for us. Throughout Saturday's race, we'll be focused on two intentions: Gratitude and Going For It.

Gratitude for:

  • This amazing, transformative year in our lives
  • Our bodies' abilities to adapt and do what we ask of them
  • Support from our families and friends - especially when our training caused their lives to change
  • Generosity of the many Tri to End Homelessness donors who have financially supported Genesis Home
  • Our coach, the change of seasons, our alarm clocks, coffee, peanut butter, our local running store's frequent buyers program, the friendly life guards at our pools, Maple View Dairy, maintaing our senses of humor and each other -- all of the things that made this season's training just a little bit easier!
  • The opportunity we have to swim, bike, and run - PLAY! - that so many others do not.

...and Going For It - as in:

  • No lollygagging on the swim
  • Working the hills
  • No coasting
  • Saying YES!
  • Leaving it all out on the race course - in celebration.