Support and Motivation

get support : get motivated

1. NEVER say anything like "I'm worthless", "I can't do it" or anything that will tear yourself down. The first step is knowing your self worth, and it is great.

2. Join a Gym, sometimes it takes a new environment to get your mind right. Gym fees can be a substantial financial commitment and are you just going to let all that money go to waste?

3. Find a friend or group that is already motivated that can help you out, give you a call or a text in the morning when it is time to go run, go to lunch with and make better food decisions.

4. 1 Corinthians 3:16-17 "Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are."

5. Register for a race, don't worry about it just do it, if you know there is a race coming up it just might make you do something about it. (Hence everything on our Upcoming Events page)

6. Exercise can help overcome feelings of depression or anxiety and distract you from things that might be causing stress.

7. Being physically capable can open many opportunities. For example: Need to watch the neighbor's kids today? No problem you'll have the energy to do it. Someone is moving? Bring on those 50 pound boxes. Gas is too expensive? Good thing I can run or ride my bike to work. Did it just snow 3 feet? Give me a shovel. In a job interview? Healthy employees will cost your company less on health insurance benefits. The list goes on....

What if there is just not enough time in the day to exercise? Making good choices about what we put in our bodies is even more important than going for a run every day, and if being healthy is on your mind you just might start to look at your day differently. You didn't just do the laundry or pick up the kids, you probably also went up and down the stairs 10 times and lifted 25 pounds over and over. And you might eventually start to think "sweet I get to run upstairs again, how fast can I do it this time!" Ok maybe not, but it is possible.
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10 Point Plan

lessons learned from my mistakes

> Refuel consistently through the ride, even if you are feeling strong to begin with, this helps to keep your metabolism up and helps your body generate consistent energy in longer events.

> If you have a group to ride with, stay with them, you don't have to go charging off alone just because you can, you will need them when the headwinds pick up.

> Know your body, if it's not a race (and sometimes even if it is) getting DNF is better than getting injured or sick.

> Wear a watch or know what time it is before your event, getting to the starting line seconds before the race starts is not good for your already high anxiety.

> If transition 1 starts on a hill, don't try to mount the bike with your shoes already clipped in, you probably won't get very far. It might be faster to put them on in your transition or once you run out.

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