MENTAL TOUGHNESS – Mental fitness is as important as physical fitness. This year, I came to play. I’m working out harder than usual, doing more than I have, more committed than previously, and I’m really IN this tri thing more than I ever have or thought I would be. I didn’t skip a workout due to weather & being lazy. I figured out how to get it done in spite of the ice, the kids, and stuff. Not easy, but all it takes is about 2 days to retreat to where I start thinking what’s another day off?? and then I’ll sleep in. and then it begins. It’s SOOOO easy. Keeping that mindset in front of me constantly is so important. Before I know it, it’ll be time for the first tri of the season.
These pages were taken from the Triathlete’s Training Bible given to me by my girl Ashley (yo, A!). I took a pic of these 4 pages because they seemed to jump out and speak to me in a meaningful way. Desire to succeed – yep. Discipline – yep, especially lately. Belief in self – yep. Patience & perseverance – yep, most of the time. These four themes seem to be the core ingredients in Mental Toughness.
I’m sure there are other things as important or even more important – what am I missing?? What’s missing from these ingredients above that make up Mental Toughness? Maybe resilience – the ability to bounce back when you get knocked down. What else?