“A person should set his goals as early as he can and devote all his energy and talent to getting there. With enough effort, he may achieve it. Or he may find something that is even more rewarding. But in the end, no matter what the outcome, he will know he has been alive.” - Walt Disney

Saturday, November 16, 2013

What's Worse Than a Race-Morning?

I don't handle (most) race mornings very well (Disney races are a different story).  I get very quiet and go inside my head to freak out about every possible little thing that could go wrong during the race, including the dreaded DNF...  It's not a pretty thing to behold.

So what's the one thing that strikes more fear in my heart than a race morning?  Car shopping.  Ugh.  Is there anything worse?  My wonderful little 1997 CR-V and I have reached the point where we're going to part ways within the next 6 months or so - she's being replaced by a younger, sleeker model (yes, sadly, she's the "first-wife" of cars).

credit: http://autos.aol.com/article/used-cars-accident-history/

My stomach clenches and my palms get sweaty just thinking about dealing with salesmen and bankers.  I like living in my safe little world with no pressure and no car payments.

But, moving on - onward and upward - better things ahead - keep moving forward - it will be worth it in the end - etc.  Surely all those motivating running slogans can apply here, right?

Maybe there will even be beer at the finish, lol.