Hey, everyone, Rachel Clark here. Lynn wrote about me in Tainted Cadence. I figured I’d stand in for Lynn today since she’s out running around at the half-marathon today.
It’s kind of fitting, actually, considering I’m a triathlete.
Though I don’t think Lynn struggles with the whole seeing-auras-thing. It’s really distracting while trying to run a race for sure. Well, maybe she does see auras because was able to really understand me when I told her about it for her story…
Now I’ve run a *few* half-marathons in my years of racing, and there’s always one thing in common with them all:
And yep, Lynn had them! She looked a little nervous this morning.
When I get nervous before a race I concentrate on something soothing.
And right now, it’s my training partner (and hopefully soon my sweetheart) Brandon Parks.
There’s just something about his calm, rock-solid demeanor. He’s an athlete, too, so he knows just what I need to help me relax and focus.
And he’s even not squeamish to hug me when I’m all sweaty from a monster-run or workout.
What do you guys do to stay calm when you’re freaking out about something?