I'm hesitant to even type this post, because I'm trying my best not to dwell on a certain unavoidable fact: I woke up sick yesterday morning. It isn't anything serious, just a head cold, but I'm definitely not at 100% right now.
But enough of dwelling on that unpleasant fact. I decided yesterday morning, when it became clear that my body was, indeed, trying to fight something nasty off, that I was simply not going to allow myself to be sick. It isn't an option. I have a race on Sunday, and I am going to run it, and run it well.
I'm not a believer in the idea that everything we think affects what the universe brings us. (The Secret, I'm looking at you. Silliness.) I do, however, believe that how we choose to think about things--whether we choose to focus on the positive, and the things we can control, or choose to focus on the negative, and on the things we cannot control--does make a huge difference. Not because it means we magically attract good and bad things, but because the outlook we have affects our attitudes, actions, and even our bodies' responses.
So ... I've spent the last two days chugging water, eating every vitamin-packed thing I can get my hands on, and trying to rest as much as possible. I took a nap after work yesterday, I'm on my third 20-ounce water bottle of the day, and I even drank a green Superfood smoothie yesterday. I've always avoided the green ones, but it was surprisingly tasty--so tasty, in fact, that I had another one today!
So far, I think it's working. I don't feel awesome today, but I don't feel terrible, either. And I'm cheerful and optimistic, which is something! I'll make myself go to bed early tonight (always a struggle for me), and I might even get a quick nap in just after work. I can do this!