Well, after being all down on myself cause I missed my goal by a few minutes in crappy conditions, I emailed my coach and she brought me a big dose of reality. It was nice to know "hear" that I had done some things right and she had me do a good exercise to get my mind in the right place - five things I did well in the race. It helps to remember the positives.... the good things.... and to put things into perspective.
So... what am I waiting for? Today is my day. This is my golden opportunity. I will give it all I've got. Leave it all out on the course and answer the challenge.