Tuesday Tangents

It’s Tangent Tuesday once again! Thanks Janae for coming up with such an awesome idea!

1) I look super cute in my NEW RUNNING SHIRT! I got 3 this weekend. They weren’t having a great selection at TJMaxx so I was bummed but don’t worry, I’ll be stocking up at christmas! Otherwise I’ll keep wearing the same clothes over and over again until they smell really bad. My roommate makes fun of me because I hate taking showers. It’s just such an inconvenience. I feel better after, it’s just mentally forcing myself to go that is a problem for me. I promise you that I do shower at the end of a running day, though🙂

making weird faces seems to be a recurring theme lately…

2) This came up in my news feed last night while I was procrastinating unpacking before bed. I had to watch it, obviously. I mean, who doesn’t love Jenna Marbles?

All of her videos crack me up. They usually are true to some extent (like loving mac and cheese) but mostly I just love how she dramatizes girls. Because let’s be honest, we’re all super dramatic. Which is usually why I like hanging out with guys more.

3)We do team abs at the end of every practice. 10 sets of 45-50 seconds each. My abs are always burning by the end of it. We line up in two rows in the gym to be super cute. People stare at us like we’re aliens. I don’t see anything wrong with wanting fab abs!

not the best photo quality… but you get the idea

4) We talked about confidence at practice last night to help mentally prepare ourselves for the championship meet. Even though I know I’m physically ready, I’m not sure I’m mentally there. I do really well for the first 3000 meters, but those last 3000 meters are pure hell and when people with a crazy kick start passing me, I lose it. Still working on that one…

So much truth

Our coach doesn’t think we believe that we can win this weekend. He keeps repeating that confidence is a choice

Today we have yet another speed workout to obsess over mentally prepare for all day. Maybe one of these days I’ll realize that they are good for me and they aren’t meant to be scary. If I can kick ass at these, then I can do the same thing this weekend at conferences. I just have to teach myself to believe that I can. So much easier said than done.

What do you think? Is confidence a choice?


About pickyrunner

I'm Sarah, a (mostly) health-crazed 20-year old New Englander living in Baltimore. Taste buds of a 4-year old, joints of a 90 year old, brain of a chemist, appetite of a teenage boy, legs of a runner. Mindset of a Champion. Follow @pickyrunner
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10 Responses to Tuesday Tangents

  1. I LOVE Jenna Marbles too. And new running gear, of course! That’s a tough question, I definitely think you can choose to conduct yourself in a confident manner, but I think confidence is something you grow into as you mature. Once you figure out who you are and are comfortable with that person, you have confidence!

    • pickyrunner says:

      It is definitely a difficult thing to master. For me, it’s mostly just about finding confidence in my running ability right now. It’s a tough one but I think you’re right, we develop it as we grow. So I guess I can only hope that I’ll grow enough in the next 4 days to be ready by Saturday!

  2. Chelsea Eats Treats says:

    Hahah I watched that Jenna Marbles video yesterday too! Soo funny!

  3. Obsessed with Jenna Marbles. I can never stop laughing at her videos. I have sat there and watched like all of them. Also-look up Glozell. She is also hilarious!

    • pickyrunner says:

      I do the same thing. I find a video channel to watch and I just keep clicking on the related videos… it’s so hard not to get sucked in. But I’ll look that one up this afternoon!

  4. Hayley says:

    I totally believe confidence is a choice. I notice if I am conscious of it and act like I’m confident (even if I feel like I’m not), people respond differently to me, and in turn it makes me actually FEEL confident.

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