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Monday, May 31, 2010

MBE: Lessons Learned

Monday Brain Exchange is sponsored by Jill, who blogs at Finishing Is Winning.

Topic: Lessons Learned

Question: It goes without saying that anytime you challenge yourself, you learn something. What are some of the things you have learned on your own personal journey through fitness, whether it be from triathlon, running or just simply training?

I don't have a lot of time this week, so I'm just going to list some bullet points rather than babbling on and on...

  • In the end, the scale doesn't really matter all that much.  In my life, I've gone up and down, up and down, and you just have to do what you can when you can and deal with it.
  • Eating right cannot be achieved by purchasing diet products of any type - even food.  Eating right boils down to calories in/calories out, but to be satisfied, you really have to eliminate the processed stuff.  And the stuff that a lot of diet companies sell are processed.
  • Racing too much leads to injury.  Pushing too hard leads to injury.  I don't improve as quickly as others, but I also don't get injured as much. [knock on wood]
  • The best thing about running is friends.
  • If you get up at 3am, you absolutely must complete your run or else you're just going to be in a bad mood all day.
  • Anger makes me run faster.
  • With every single hill that you run, you become a better runner for the next hill.
  • Listen to your body!
  • Cotton is rotten.


onelittletrigirl said...

Great list- especially bullet #2...there is NO magic pill!!!

marathonmaiden said...

awesome lessons especially pushing too hard leads to injury. something i "know" but really need to LEARN

Staci Dombroski said...

Love your list!!!

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