I also tend to notice rambling positive messages spewing from me when I notice others in stressful situations.
The cool thing is:
Sometimes.... these messages come right back to me.
This Sunday is my next triathlon.
The race includes a 800 m swim, 18.2 mile bike and 5 K run.
It is not like I haven't done a triathlon before but... I'll admit... I haven't been training near as much as I was previously.
I'm nervous but also very excited because I will have my children there this time! Gem is coming along and Jack will be there too!
Next Wednesday is my tummy tuck surgery.
I am looking forward to finally seeing the tight abdomen muscles that I work so hard for underneath that droopy skin.
The recovery, apparently, is not fun and no... I am NOT looking forward to that. I also have to think ahead because I will be limited in movement and strength for several weeks post-surgery.
When I think about these things looming over my head, I could easily get completely overwhelmed!
But I'm a big believer in: "We get what we give away."
So, out of the blue the other day, I received an email from another triathlete encouraging me with some inspirational triathlete blogs. I told him of my nerves and of the impending surgery.
He left me with these words:
"Stay positive. You will do fine on both accounts."
My friend and fellow triathlete, KK, also sent me an encouraging email regarding the tri:
"You'll do just fine, I'm sure. Just have fun with it and do the best you can. Relax and your body will respond, just like in your yoga."
And then regarding my relationship with Gentleman Jack, she added:
"Like the tri, take it easy and enjoy it. :)"
I had to laugh because wow, all of that sounds very familiar. I'm absolutely sure I've used these same words before.
Then again, we do teach what we need to learn...