I stumbled across my marathon race report from 2009 yesterday (it's a note on my Facebook wall), and something timely caught my attention: Despite being nervous and having to get up at 4 a.m., I slept really well the night before the race. According to what I wrote, I was able to achieve this by VISUALIZING sleeping really well (along with other good things) in the week leading up to the event.
Oh, of course! I used the exact same trick to get through the Ironman—remember how I wrote a fake race report ahead of time describing how I hoped things would go as if they had really happened? I can't believe I'd already forgotten about the amazing power of visualization.
Only…can't use my new power for 5:15 yoga tomorrow, because I have to be at my desk by 6. Want to know what I'm visualizing now? Not working for Grumpy anymore.