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Team THINK STRONG - Veronika Patty
Team THINK STRONG - Veronika Patty
I am a triathlete! I am also a mom and a wife, a boss, a coach, a student, a friend and a motivator and in every aspect of my life I choose to THINK STRONG! I am committed to control my thought process and choose to think only the thoughts that are productive and that will strengthen my spirit. I am dedicated to energize, empower and support others despite any circumstances.

How to change a thought into an action

teamthinkstrongby teamthinkstrongDec 22nd 2009
How to change a thought into an action
When I mention that I do triathlons, most people¬'s response is ¬"oh yeah I thought about doing that, but that¬'s as far as I got¬". When I thought about it later I realized that that¬'s exactly how it started for me. It was first a thought and then I turned it into an action. So it got me thinking about why some people think about doing things and why others take action and go for it. I think the biggest shift happens when we consciously make the decision to get out of our comfort zone and stand up to the challenge.
I know for endurance athletes the distance is what sometimes seems unattainable. People would ask me last year if I will ever do an Ironman distance triathlon and at that time I just shook my head and replied ¬" I am not that crazy¬". Well only a few days ago I registered for my 1st Ironman distance triathlon and will start my training in January. I am still 9 months away from competing in this race, (haha 9 months what a coincident! ¬- I do feel the same excitement and panic I felt when I found out I was expecting our first child) but the journey began months ago when I started to prepare my mind for the distance. Whether you are thinking about competing in your first triathlon, 5k ,10k race or if you are looking to increase the distance, you need to know that you will have to get out of your comfort zone physically but also mentally and really put yourself out there. It takes a lot of courage to let go of your inhibitions and push yourself to the absolute limit physically and challenge your spirit and mind, but that¬'s how we get better! Every great achievement starts with a thought!
Trevervaby member: Treverva, Dec 31st 2009 14:28
Congratulations on signing up for your first Ironman. You are so right that it takes commitment to get up off the couch and put yourself out there. I am very new to this sport (one try-a-tri under my belt) but I have plans for 5 sprints in 2010 and want to work myself up to give myself the best 50th birthday present I can think of....Ironman in 2013. I will be watching your progress with anticipation and encouragement!
teamthinkstrongby blog author: teamthinkstrong, Dec 31st 2009 16:47
good luck with your races next season and the "big one" in few years! Start thinking about the distance now, your body will follow :o) Find us on Facebook if you want to chat with us!
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