Major smiley face for taking part in the @ tower race yesterday 😁, but less smiley when I saw my final race time😔. I don’t usually run for time or records, but rather participate for the love of it and for the challenge. But “no pressure” fun aside, most athletes (or competitive people or perfectionists) will tell you that no matter how much you love your sport or activity, any regression or setback is a hard pill to swallow. I’ll admit, seeing a significantly slower time compared to 2015 was very disappointing, and it’s takes a lot of focus and energy to not beat yourself up for that. But all things considered (stress levels, minimal sleep, minimal AND inconsistent training, teetering on the edge of illness 🤢 etc), the fact that I woke up at all warrants a baby pat on the back 👏🏽 . Perfectionism is a frenemy, and sometimes compassion is more what the doctor ordered. But!! Compassion does not = complacency... So I will be a sulky little baby about this for one more day 🤪, then will get my 💩 together and start better preparing myself for .
1/2perfectionism + (compassion- complacency) = solid mindset for consistent progress. AND Lastly but most importantly, proceeds of this event went to @ , for people of determination and with that in mind, any race time is ok👌🏽🌈... 36 floors and 750 stairs later 📸 @