This is an Olympic year; it’s big. You’re an athlete and we’re going to do this.
This was what my coach said to me this past weekend when I was on the verge of a pity party due to having a hiccup with my left foot. I had been a little mopey and worried about how my fitness was going to fare with some restrictions on my dry land running, but Chris gave me a strong dose of reality in the best way possible and it got rid of my cranial-rectal inversion pretty much immediately. I’m feeling more confident in my running than I have in a while, despite the fact that I am doing considerably less of it right now. Sometimes you just need brutal honesty to get yourself out of a pit of despair. Thanks, coach.