I’ve only been coaching Debbie for 3 or 4 months, but I feel like we’ve gotten to know each other fairly well in that short amount of time.  I certainly don’t know everything, like her favourite food, movie, or colour, but I think I’m getting a pretty good idea of what makes Debbie tick.  That’s why I’m so fired up to write this post.

Debbie is a very driven individual.  She knows what she wants and she gets after it.  She also works a lot on the mental game.  In fact, I think that I’m actually learning more from her on this frontier.  It’s something she puts a lot of energy into, which isn’t to say it’s easy for her.  It’s just a place where the energy goes.  The cool thing about storing energy is that sometimes it grows when you’re not paying any attention.  Just like our physical training, we make mental energy deposits with every one of our thoughts.  I have a feeling that when race day comes, Debbie is going to make a massive withdrawal from that energy bank, reaping the rewards of hours and hours of work.

We’re now just a few days out from Debbie’s A race, the Sacramento Marathon.  Originally I was going to wait until we had a result to make this post, but I just couldn’t wait.  The truth is that there’s already reason to celebrate.  It sounds cliche I know, but the journey . . . celebrate the journey.

We always talk about celebrating the journey and this time I want to actually do it.  Celebrate.  Light some firecrackers, crack a bottle of wine, use the good china.  Whether we want to believe it or not, today we have plenty of reason to celebrate.

The race will come, and I will be so proud.  The time will be the time, but the result is something different altogether.  The result is the change that happens inside when you look back on the day.  It’s a new pattern of belief about your own reality.  It’s the new person that you are walking around as, from that point onward.  That’s the result I will be so proud of.

All that being said, I already know Debbie will have a great time too:)  

Let’s go have some fun running.