The AWESOME turned out to be three tips from the Race Director, Pat Leonard, on how to be… you guessed it… AWESOME. And ya know what? She was totally right. Her three tips made me laugh because they’re so simple, and just so right.
How to be Awesome in just three steps, Courtesy of the Edward Hospital Naperville Marathon’s Newsletter:
1) Your Workouts
2) Your Nutrition
3) Your Sleep
These are all things I know. For workouts, stick to the plan. There’s a plan for a reason. Follow it and all will be good. For nutrition, she says, “Garbage in and you will feel ike garbage during your training runs.” Lean protein and veggies, lean protein and veggies. I can do that! Sleep. Who needs a reason a reason to sleep more? Well I do apparently. Everytime I tell myself I’m going to go to bed at a reasonable time, and then this, that and the other thing happens and it’s an hour past reasonable. Ugh. I need to focus more on sleep!
I hope this provides you some more inspiration like it gave me!