HOW ATHLETES CAN AVOID ANXIETY

From mild nerves to extreme panic attacks, all athletes know the feeling of anxiety. Players are well aware of the nervousness before, during and after competition. Personally, I had a huge wake up call on a fall day as I experienced a panic attack in the middle of a lake during a triathlon. Panic attacks nearly destroyed my ability to perform to my potential. Then one day I discovered a timeless truth that gave me freedom.

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WHATEVER YOU DO, DON’T QUIT!

Thirteen hours, forty seven minutes, and eight seconds after I began my first Ironman Triathlon, I finished! I FINISHED! Let me see if I can explain the significance of those words…first for me, then for you. For those who may not know, an Ironman Triathlon consists of a 2.4 mile swim in open water, immediately…

ENDURANCE

In the summer of 2013, God graced me with the ability to finish the Buffalo Springs 70.3 Ironman Triathlon, which includes a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike ride, and a 13.1 mile run. The experience of training and competing in this event provided the opportunity to learn several lessons about life and reflect on the…