This weekend’s quotes comes to you via Nashville Tennessee! Did you hear the accent?? :) I haven’t had a chance to see much of anything except the Hotel Preston so far but I’m hoping When Blissdom ’09 ends tomorrow morning I’ll at least take a walk around the city.
In the meantime, I was able to squeeze a run this morning before breakfast. According to my training schedule I was suppose to do 4 miles on Thursday, a training session on Friday, rest today and then 5 miles tomorrow. Well things aren’t going quit as planned. Don’t get me wrong, I’m working out and I feel great but that perfectionist nagging voice in my head is giving me crap about it. This is the same voice that sabotaged every diet attempt through my 20’s by saying things like "Ohh crap, they’ll be pizza there, I might as well wait until Sunday to start my diet."
Yup. I STILL grapple with that voice. Except it’s not so much in the food department anymore it’s with the workouts. My guess is, I’ll always be trying to silence this negativity in my head. It’s just the way I’m wired.
So when I set out to write this weekend’s quote, this popped into my head…
Do what you can, when you can, with what you have.
I have NO ideas who said that or if it’s even a famous quote but it makes me feel better. It calms my inner negative perfectionist voice and reminds me my effort is still a success. I don’t have to be perfect!
Here’s what I fit in this morning with the time and motivation I had, not bad, huh? That inner perfectionist biotch was trying to tell me otherwise so I slapped her by writing this post. Ok back to the conference. :)