Strengthening a weak mindset

Hard to admit this, but … my #1 challenge when racing Ironman is strengthening a weak mindset. This post shares my #1 tool to develop a peaceful & powerful mindset.

First, let me share this.  Early into training I learned Ironman requires more mental strength then physical strength. Of course it’s physical.  You must swim 2.4 miles, cycle 112 miles, & run a marathon (26.2 miles). Always being athletic I was excited to register, yet quickly doubted my abilities.  I lacked confidence.  I feared failure.  Then a light bulb lit.  To succeed I needed to develop a strong mindset.

body achieves what mind believes

Taken @ Ironman Cozumel 2016

The body achieves what the mind believes.

Your mind can keep you from quitting.
Your mind can keep you focused.
Your mind can solve problems.

The trick is teaching your mind to work synergistically with your body & spirit; each separate but together as one.

My #1 mental training tool

Focused Intentions is a meditation.  It was recorded by Dr. M. Woodruff Johnson in 2009 to help me deal with trauma flashbacks that stole confidence & left doubt, frustration, fear; symptoms of PTSD & a victim’s mindset.

He told me to listen daily. Which I did.  At times I listened twice a day.  Then I applied it to training, primarily when running, & it became my #1 mental training tool.

Focused Intentions redefined my self-image to be strong, confident, connected. It helped me let go of the trauma, find forgiveness, & develop a peaceful, powerful mindset. Priceless.

Learn more about Focused Intentions.
If you feel it could help you, download it for $2.99.
Peace to you, at all times in all ways.

Alwyas tri.  Never stop.