Funny how the words I use to describe the BEST feelings start with Z..
Tall Mom (CHEESY) definitions:
- Zen- The feeling when your body and mind are in a happy place, you cannot feel any pain and your surroundings create a cozy pillow of peace and tranquility.
- Zone- An altered state of being, nearly autopilot, where self-doubt and fear are not present, you can do no wrong, every thing is right, you perform to the top of your ability.
Having been an athlete most of my life I have been in THE ZONE many times.. I scored 40 points once in High School, that was a GOOD DAY!! The Zone- What a place to be!! If only I could bottle it up and sell it I would be a rich Tall Mom. The Zone is much harder to find than Zen...and you never know when it may hit you.
I was BLESSED to find The Zone at the Eugene Marathon last year (Report HERE). It was my "A" Race for the year, second Marathon and I was poised to qualify for Boston. Everything went right that day, I felt amazing, full of energy, no doubts or worry, Muscle Man was there to cheer me on and I Finished strong.What a great feeling!! I know that many many of you have had those days..
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I want to know
What is the BEST that has happened to you in a Race or on the Run? Your Zen or Zone Moments.. Bike and swim stories are welcome from the Triathlete crowd..
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