Wednesday, September 09, 2009


What do you do when you're in a slump?

I've been in one for a few weeks and I'm scheduled to compete in the Nation's Tri on Sunday.

I'm contemplating bagging it.

So, what do you do?? How do you get out/over/on top of this thing?


Rainmaker said...

You HTFU and compete. Don't make me driver over there...

Jon (was) in Michigan said...

Are you serious? Tomorrow I find out if I'm going to DNS yet another marathon, and you (who has two perfectly good feet) are planning on bagging a race?

Let me drive down there and smack you up side the head, woman.

Seriously though, go rent Chariots of Fire. I watch it the night before every major race. If not that, then go watch Spirit Of The Marathon on You will get all goosebumpy and be ready to race.

BettyBetty said...

Take a break.

Lindsey said...

How can you be inspirational if you skip the race? HTFU and show us what you've got :)

Jack said...

1. Read this:

2. See if you can still find an excuse not to do the Tri.

LBTEPA said...

Listen to Auntie LBTEPA about goal-setting
1. show up
2. start
3. finish, upright and smiling.
4. hoe into the chardonnay
(I can't remember if you drink so you might want to skip 4)
You'll feel better afterward if you do it, even if it's a horrid suckfest. And it might not be!

Petraruns said...

Yep. HTFU sweetheart. Just do it. Your body will go through the motions and your mind will (eventually) follow. YOu are NOT going to feel worse afterwards which you will if you skip it. Only reason to skip it is to come visit me for the weekend.

Nicole said...

Aw, love the kids in the picture!

And the answer to your question is easy, and already out there, thanks to Nike: Just do it!
You know you can.

Susan said...

Maybe look back at some of your previous blog posts when you were "on fire" about it all!

Kelly said...

I'm reading everyone's blogs, and WOW... this must be the theme of this week!

Well, I COMPLETELY understand where you're coming from. I have a triathlon in a week and a half, but I've only worked out THREE times since the start of the month. Eek. So what will I do? I will push hard for the remaining 9 days and just try to make it through the race without collapsing. Good luck!

Lesser is More said...

You just need to set your standards REALLY low to set yourself up for success. Seriously though - you will know too many people out there (including me and my officiating skillz) not to go. Races where you know people are always more fun. So snap out of it and get ready to race!

a.maria said...

let me go ahead and spell out, what everyone else is kindly putting in initial form --


doggie paddle the swim.

stay in the granny gear on the bike.

walk the run course.

but DO that damn race.
for all of us, that CANT.

(you know i love you. i just woke up on "bitch" side of the bed this morning!!)

21stCenturyMom said...

Just go race. Either you will be impressed with your performance and inspired by that or you will hate your performance and be inspired to spend more time training. Either way you won't eat the registration fee and that's the most inspiring part of all. You'll also have fun out playing with your friends.

And by the way - you are SO ready for this race. You really are.

21stCenturyMom said...

And now that I've read everyone's response I guess you best race or 1/2 of DC Tri will be at your door to bitch slap you into the next county. Have fun!

Oh and my 'word' to post this comment is 'pants' - so pull up those BIG GIRL PANTS and race!

eileen said...

If you think you're in a slump now, you won't believe the SLUMP you'll be in if you skip this tri... and think of the $$.
Have fun!

David said...

Oh go ahead and skip it. I would just love to read the comments after you post that news.

Rainmaker said...

You know, I posted the first comment - but just went back now to read the rest of the comments a few days later. This has to be the funniest string of comments EVAH left here.

See ya Sunday Jeanne!