Friday, November 27, 2015
Anticipation and Imagination
It takes work to stay focused and keep one's eye on the prize. It's easy to allow fear, worry and doubts to creep in but when we anticipate positive outcomes and harness the power of our imagination to create the outcomes we desire, we can put a blanket on fear, worry and doubt.
Tomorrow I take on 10.5 miles. I am well trained and cross trained.
As I consistently take on longer distances each week I focus on that post long run selfie that Tom and I take each week. I reflect on all that I have accomplished and realize that nothing is going to stop me now.
Just as I have had to create new habits with my physical body, I have had to retrain my mind to believing in my body's tremendous capacity to heal and to respond to whatever challenges I put it through as long as I train from the inside out.
I have to harness the power of trust and faith that as long as I am anticipating positive outcomes and feeding myself well in mind, body and soul and train smart, my body won't ever give out on me again. I believe and know that I am healed. To quote Emile Coue, "Every day in every way I am getting better and better."
It's coming up on the anniversary time of my knee injury this time last December. It's the anniversary of when I was diagnosed with post polio syndrome, a progressive neuromuscular disease in December of 2006.
I allow those images and memories to come and go in my mind and replace them with how strong and able bodied I have become; how I have so many tools at my disposal mind, body and soul to ensure that I go the distance.
I anticipate only positive outcomes. I imagine myself crossing that finish line in Bermuda in 49 days.
Tonight I shall watch my guilty pleasure of West Wing Season 4, meditate, get a great night's sleep and tomorrow - tomorrow - I love ya tomorrow whatever the day may bring we are going the distance of 10.5 miles!