I do love it. However, after sorting through race photos from the cape adventure I often don't smile. I look so damn serious. I need to lighten up.
|Looks like fun. Why not smile?|
I'm going to use this technique a lot this season. I already started it while doing my intervals yesterday. It wasn't too hard when a friend drove by me 4 minutes in to a 12 minute effort. It must look ridiculous when you are by yourself and you are killing it to get nowhere. It made me smile and it made things easier. As I continued my training I found myself riding through the Gettysburg Battlefield. I forgot that tis' the season for the tourists. I looked extra ridiculous flying through the battlefield. I did my best to say hello to those I passed and offered a smile. Before I knew it I was done and it felt good. Regardless of what anyone thinks I love it and I'm gonna smile. It is empowering.
Next week I will be racing the Cohutta 100. I am the most prepared I have ever been for this race. My training has been so different this year from any other year. Some times I have to wonder what in the world I was thinking the other years going into the 100's with half of the fitness I have today. That doesn't matter now and I can't wait to get out there and kill it. I may not be number one, but I will be stronger, faster and feel great trying to be.
Oh, and it will be hard not to smile while I am riding this super awesome bike. Thanks team CF and Specialized.