The open is always bitter-sweet. We push ourselves to our limits, we work with an intensity greater than we normally do… Yet sometimes we wish we could have done better.
Why isn’t our best enough? We don’t tell others, “you totally could have got a better time if you just would have…” So why do we do that to ourselves?
Hold up your head. You don’t have to be the best, you just have to do your best and be happy with the performance you had that day. Comparison is the thief of joy.
So submit your scores, drink some extra water, eat a little more protein and go to sleep tonight proud that you had the courage to step up and compete.
Be better than you were yesterday!