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.