1: Commit to things that are too big for your britches. Life is an adventure. Stretch Yourself.
The alarm goes off at 4:45 a.m., and I am instantly awake. I've trained myself to become a morning person, and for this occasion, a marathon, everything about it allows me to awaken as I've done daily, but today with a bit more anxiousness. The anxiety of getting there on time, the pressure of mentally staying strong, being sure to eat right and fuel for the run, will I make a PR, or will something happen to throw off my time? A spew of thoughts flood my mind the moment I awaken.