I was a week away from the biggest competition of my life it was the first time I was about to put on the team Canada uniform with the Nike swoosh on my chest. I was excited, nervous, and scared. I wondered If was I meant to be there representing my country, was I good enough compared to the other girls? I received an email from a team mate of mine with a link to a Nike Ad. So I clicked on it and watched. I had never watched something so inspiring and motivating in my life.
We all get those race day jitters and butterflies. But how do we get those butterfly’s to fly in formation for success? As a professional track and field athlete I have to deal with a lot of nerves and stresses when it comes to my big competitions so I have come up with three ways that I help to ease the nerves and prepare me for success. Eliminate the “What Ifs” Questioning yourself and your training on race day is never a good thing to do. A lot of runners will say “what if
Detailed goal setting and planning. Two things that I take very seriously when it comes to my job as a professional athlete.
GOAL SETTING ✨
Every year at the beginning of pre season I create a dream board. On it I post my goals, pictures, quotes and anything else that inspires me. I make sure it’s colorful and detailed so I look at it everyday. Reminding yourself of your goals and dreams is so important because it gives you that extra motivation each day and it r