I think I should explain why Dr. Jekyll is my negative voice and Mr. Hyde the positive one when it seems like it should be the other way around. (See my latest race report for context).
Personally, I’ve always thought Jekyll was the jerk. He was too ashamed of himself to be himself and created Hyde so he could literally get away with murder. In my mind, Jekyll is not a nice guy. Hyde, on the other hand, knew who he was and did what he did and didn’t let anything stop him or hold him back. Ok, in the story he did awful things but I always remember that he only did them because they were what Jekyll secretly wanted to do but didn’t have the guts to do.
So for me, my negative voice is Jekyll and the positive voice is Hyde. I might be the only person this makes sense to but there you have it!
“I’ve got whosits and whatsits galore!”
Well actually, I don’t have a lot of gadgets and gizmos, not running ones anyway! But the big question on twitter amongst runners lately is ‘what running accessories do you what for Christmas?’ It’s a good question and the answers have introduced me to new gadgets and gizmos!
I’m a girl who loves music and isn’t terribly fond of silence. I always have music playing when I can, either from my mp3 player or my computer, or even just in my head when I’m at work and we’re not allowed a radio. I adore music but I also have to admit I’m not that smart at knowing who is who or who sang what. I don’t read music magazines or know about obscure bands or indie tunes. I don’t even listen to the radio so I’m really not up with current stuff (I don’t have a television either).
I just know that I like what I like!
I’ve heard that a tip for success is to visualize success. But what happens when your brain just won’t cooperate? You get some awfully funny imaginary moments!
With the imagination I have (read: active & vivid), I’ve learned NOT to visualize for success. Because in my brain, anything that can go wrong, does go wrong! Especially when it comes to running!
Thing I learned 1: Bored people in cars are not as scary as I first thought.