Monday, August 04, 2008

Ok. A very late ORAMM post. Long story short..I blew it..big time. I had a horrible day both mentally and physically. Nothing felt right all day long. Every little thing just seemed wrong. I really don't know how else to explain it. Everything from the way my wingnut fit to how my ipod headphones fit into my ears bothered me. I didn't start out exactly the way I wanted and I let that put me into a mental funk that lasted the entire time. The only good part of the day was seeing a young bear run across the 1,000,000 mile grassy road right before aid station 2. In other words....I acted like a brat. When everything didn't go exactly like I had it worked out in my head I let it bring me down and screw up the rest of the day. I dropped out at aid station 3 and I've spent the past week kicking myself in the ass about it. A friend told me I should work on trying to "flip" my thoughts..finding something positive(like being able to spend a day riding my bike through some of the most beautiful scenery there is) to focus on and not dwell on the negative. Here's hoping I can pull this off.

Hope everybody had a great weekend.

1 comment:

oldmanandhisbike said...

Sorry to hear about your difficulties at ORAMM.
Hopefully, the positive thoughts and review of the things that went "wrong" can help you turn it around next race.
In the mean time, enjoy just riding your bike!