Control What You Can Control

This is my mantra for life…

I remind myself or the Iron Hippie (my husband) of this daily, but the Indianapolis Marathon on Saturday was a true test of this mantra.  Nervous people and a cool, rainy race morning made the for perfect storm…irritable athletes.  “Control what you can control and the rest will take care of itself”…I not only reminded myself of this on race morning, but also those around me.

Things that are in my control:

  1. My attitude
  2. How I respond to any situation
  3. My nutrition
  4. My apparel (on a cold, wet morning, this is something I want to be sure to control)
  5. My pacing
  6. My smile

Things that are out of my control:

  1. The weather
  2. Other people
  3. The course

Control what you can

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