I’ll admit it, I like to compete. I’ve never been the kind of athlete or student to be ‘first’, so I’ve always competed, mostly, with myself – or for the coveted ‘not-last-place’ spot.
I’m going to try my luck at mountain bike racing this summer. I started out saying things like:
“I hope I can do this.”
“This will be fun.”
“I’m just doing this to keep me motivated to lose weight.”
“My goal is to finish the race.”
I have now resorted to, “What were the times of the girls who raced in my class (at this course) last year?!?!?” Yep, I did the math. I made an excel sheet. I’m tracking it and I am training for first place.