I'm sure the comment was an off the cuff observation that she's seen over years of coaching.
That little OTC (off the cuff) comment has stayed with me. Even though it might not be earth shattering for a lot of people, it was something that I'd never thought of before. Honestly, I didn't really think there was a difference. After all, triathletes are runners, right?
For months, I have been working on moving from "here to there". It's a bit of a mindset change.
Change doesn't happen overnight. It's the result of a bunch of little steps put together. Some days, I think, YES...I'm almost there. Other days, I head back to the drawing board.
Remove the word "sacrifice" and replace it with "investment".
I know it's up to me to figure out how to get there in my day to day training.
Three and half years with her, and she still says things that make me stop to think.