That Good Sick Feeling

I just did a short 3-mile run in the neighborhood to flush out the legs and relieve some pre-race jitters. Every workout I’ve done this week has been a dream–great swim, good ride and run, feeling like a million bucks.

I’m at that spot where I have a calm, almost Zen acceptance (“I am prepared to the best of my ability and I will do the best I can with what the day brings”) combined with that sickly feeling in the pit of my stomach that comes before jumping into an unknown. Being the twisted puppy that I am, I like this feeling.

After a good lunch, I’ll head out to the Longhorn Half Ironman expo, listen to the pre-race talk, rack my bike, and try to avoid any form of pre-race hysteria.

Deep breaths…calmness…positive energy only….

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Published by Leah Nyfeler

I'm a writer, editor, runner, and adventurer who is always looking for the next new story, exciting adventure, and good meal/book/movie. My focus is on helping people find their best, healthiest self through sharing what I know and how I've come to learn it. In addition to my blog "Enjoying the Journey: Observations on the Fit Life" at, my articles have appeared in a variety of print and online magazines. You can hear me as part of the 2015 Austin cast of Listen To Your Mother.

0 thoughts on “That Good Sick Feeling

    1. I\’m doing the Longhorn Half tomorrow, my first half IM. The \”real deal\” Iron-thingie-to use my dear friend coj\’s term-is not until June \’08 (thank goodness).

  1. Remember

    to smile and enjoy the day at some point out there. For me it\’s usually in the first half of the bike when I just feel happy. Smile and remember that feeling 😀

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