I Need You! {Support}

I have a funny…. well not funny haha, but funny unusual request for you all today.  You can choose whether or not you want to play along, but I figured it was worth a shot so here goes.

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I need to remember this! If it were easy, everyone would do it. Right?!

I have some issues.  My issues are with myself and with the voices that reside in my head.  These voices often show up when the going gets tough and they convince me that I’m not good enough to be doing crazy athletic events such as something, say an Ironman.  Truthfully, I know better than this, but sometimes I need to be reminded.

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So, here’s where you come in.  I am wondering if you, my friends & family, would be willing to help me out in this department.  I would love it if you would be willing to send me a card or a letter…. something inspirational and/or motivational.  Something basically that will help me to keep my head in a positive place throughout my Ironman adventure on 7/27/14.  Obviously, I can’t read these while swimming or biking, but I can before the event begins, at bike special needs, at T2 and at run special needs.  I don’t need a huge amount, but if you want to contribute I would greatly appreciate any love and support that you’ve got to spare.  It’s a silly request I know, but I think it just might do the trick!

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Place your note…. there!

If you want to contribute, leave my your email address in a comment and I’ll send you my mailing address.  (I would tell you to email me, but I know I’ll peak at them prior to IM day and I want to save them as a surprise.)  Weird request I know, but I’d love to share my day with you.

Happy Wednesday!!!

 

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5 Responses to I Need You! {Support}

  1. Jennifer Olszowy says:

    Send me your address. I am training for Ironman Boulder and can relate to needing a bit of support. Training has been very lonely lately and my husband loves to put doubts in my head. You will ROCK this!

  2. Jennifer Olszowy says:

    I just realized you need my address and not sure you can see it, oops! I must need more coffee- jennifereastman1973@yahoo.com

  3. Chilly Willie says:

    So on my first Ironman, i wasn’t sure i could even get out of the water alive. The furthest I had ever swam was half the distance. With a bad left shoulder, and an anchor for a right arm, I didn’t dare even try lest I put myself out of commission. I had reasonable Half Ironman swims that gave me a reasonable chance of making the cut-off, but no idea if there would be enough left of my right arm to control the bike, or be able to use brakes on the descent to Keene.
    In my Arsenal were a couple of tricks, and when I made it out of the water, I was high as a kite. Possibly the best trick I took into the race kicked in. It was a song I loved, and it was the perfect mantra for the rest of the race…

    I had several other tools i used, not the least of which were other athletes on the course that day. But alone on the bike, and trying to keep steady as she goes, I ran the following song through my head, over and over and over.

    Two dozen other dirty lovers,
    Must be a sucker for it,
    Cry cry but I don’t need my mother.
    Just hold my hand while I come to a decision on it

    Sooner or later
    Your legs give way, you hit the ground
    Save it for later
    Don’t run away and let me down
    Sooner or later
    You hit the deck, you get found out
    Save it for later
    Don’t run away and let me down
    You let me down

    Black air and seven seas are rotten through
    But what can you do?
    I don’t know how I’m meant to act with all of you lot
    Sometimes I don’t try,
    I just now now now now now now now now now now now
    Now now now now now now now now now now now!

    Sooner or later
    Your legs give way, you hit the ground
    Save it for later
    Don’t run away and let me down.
    Sooner or later
    You hit the deck, you get found out.
    Save it for later
    Don’t run away and let me down.
    You let me down
    You runaway and let me down.

    Two dozen other stupid reasons
    Why we should suffer for this.
    Don’t bother trying to explain them
    Just hold my hand while I come to a decision on it

    Sooner or later
    Your legs give way, you hit the ground.
    Save it for later
    Don’t run away and let me down.
    Sooner or later
    You hit the deck, you get found out.
    Save it for later
    Don’t run away and let me down
    You let me down
    You run away run away
    Runaway runaway runaway and let me down.

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