Never Under-estimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us.”
- Wilma Rudolph
As I walked into the arena with 50,000 pairs of eyes watching me I felt a sense of awe. For years I had trained, failed and succeeded and every moment had prepared me for this one. As I looked around the course I turned my focus to my horse and the course lying before me. I was competing at the most renowned competition in the field of Show Jumping: The Grand Prix of Aachen, in Germany.
Athletes often speak of “the zone” – a state of pure focus; optimal for peak performance. On the day of competition you have done all the preparation – the training is behind you – now it is up to you to rise to the occasion and enjoy the fruits of your labor.
Over the past year I have had the privilege of working with a group of women, who have been training consistently towards their running goals. Their improvement, through utilizing Keith Raniere’s patent pending technology R-Tech, has been remarkable.
Tomorrow will be a benchmark for them as they race a 5km! It is a stop along the way – in their journeys towards their own “four minute mile”. Tomorrow the crowds will turn their eyes towards them and cheer them on – and I feel as though a part of me will be running with them.