A few weeks ago, I created my own mantra to help me push harder:
“I am strong. I am an Ironman.”
I used it yesterday during my run when I wanted to cut my run short. I used it Sunday when I went swimming with Awesome Cheryl. I used it this week when working on the trainer as I try to increase my bike cadence.
Today when my husband came home, he brought in the mail and handed me a package. Something he had ordered for me.
Three maroon wristbands - one side says "Ironman Louisville 2012"
The other side says "I am Strong. I am Iron." He ran out of letters, but that's ok. I still hear the message ringing in my head.
The message? Yes, I am strong. I am an Ironman, but most importantly I am loved by someone who listens to what is important to me and supports me so that I can achieve my goals.
Thanks, babe. I love you. You are the best road crew ever!