From the mind of a pro triathlete…

“Your thoughts are within your control. Your focus is within your control. Your focus leads your confidence, your perspective, and your performance. If you focus on failure, you become stressed. If you focus on errors, they are yours. If you focus on strengths you are strong. If you focus on why you can & how you will, your confidence grows. If you focus on the doing, the doing will become your reality.” Heather Wurtele, Professional Triathlete and 3x Iron(wo)man Champion.

Heather Wurtele has a practice of being intentional about incorporating mental skills during her Ironman taper phases. She implements various skills such as, thought monitoring, thought stopping, positive affirmations, visualization/imagery, and focus exercises. It is impressive to see that she blogs and is explicit in outlining the mental aspect of her Ironman training. I guess that’s what makes a CHAMPION! 3x’s over:)

Go Team Wurtele

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Dr. Gloria Petruzzelli

Dr. Petruzzelli is a clinical sport psychologist, triathlete, and certified mindfulness meditation teacher located in Sacramento, California. She works with elite athletes and sports teams across the country. She is a competitive athlete and enjoys practicing yoga, spending time with her family, and traveling.

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