Audioblog: OC 70.3 Swim & How Do You Handle Change?

Happy Friday Good People!

After hearing about the last minute swim course change @ Oceanside 70.3 a few thoughts came up. Moreover, how do you handle change? With a last minute course changes at Oceanside 70.3 I can only image that there were many reactions (some helpful and some unhelpful) that athletes had to the news. How do these reactions impact your ability to handle change? What is it that allows us to handle last minute changes effectively or ineffectively? Check out my quick audioblog for some initial thoughts….

 “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.” Charles Darwin

Here’s the audioblog:


“Cognitive flexibility has been more broadly described as the ability to adjust one’s thinking from old situations to new situations as well as the ability to overcome responses or thinking that have become habitual and adapt to new situations”

“Cognitive flexibility refers to the brain’s ability to transition from thinking about one concept to another.  The quicker you are able to switch or “shift” your thinking from one dimension to another, the greater your level of cognitive flexibility.”

YouTube Video of Lionel Sanders reacting to original beach start swim, approx 2:30 “I’m coming here to the beach to get terrified of this beach start..”

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Radical Acceptance: Sh*t Happens

Pain and “The Second Arrow” in Triathlon

Are you a Reactor or Responder?

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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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