Racer in the Gate...finding the flow...

GO!!!!

Racer.......

READY....

Visual--20 year old me at the top of a race course: Perched with my ski boots pressed against the starting gates, poles stretched in front-- ready to fling myself onto a course I've been training for, for years...and all I can think of was "just what WAS I thinking when I decided this was a good idea??!!" --progressing to-- "you are out of your flippin' mind if you think you're gonna make that turn around that 3rd gate without blowing out" and desperately mind and body do what's it's been training to do...

trying to suppress further visions of impending knee surgeries, should thought 2 become a reality. Focus, turn off the noise, and let your mind and body do what it's been training to do...



Bam! I blast out of the gates, "find my rhythm", "be early for that turn", "carve the edge", "that was too tight a turn" "I'm losing it" "OMG that next rut is going to eat me alive!!"....