You Nervous Bro?


That’s what my training partner and favorite

Block holder throughout my NCAA career said

As I was warming up before the start of my race.


“Naw,” I replied as I continued on

Jumping up and down to get my legs ready.

But let me give you some context here.


Imagine this.

It’s the 2002 NCAA conference championship

And it’s in St. Peter, MN which happens to be

Where I’m enrolled at good ‘ole GAC or

Gustavus Adolphus College if you’re one of

Those refined midwesterners


I was about to run the biggest race of my life

In front of my home crowd on the track I

Practiced on just about daily (in snow even)

Was I nervous? HELLZ YEAH!!!


You see broham, the part I left out was that

Moments before the race, my block holder

And best friend had just woken me up from

A literal 2 hour nap.


I was so excited about the very prospect of

Running on my home turf, so to speak, that I

Just couldn’t sleep the previous night.


After my first race of the day I was gassed

And decided to lay down, but I didn’t

Think I’d be deep in REM sleep

10 minutes before the starting gun.


So as I was jumping up and down trying to

Warm-up legs that felt like they were still asleep

I kept telling myself this 1 thing…


I’m excited!


I would like you to consider the difference

Between excited and nervous


What is your body like when you’re excited?

Your palms get a little sweaty

Your heart beats faster

Your stomach turns knots…


Now what’s it like when you’re nervous?

Your palms get a little sweaty

Your heart beats faster

Your stomach turns knots…




One of my coaches taught me that

Your body responds the same way if

You’re nervous or excited.

So whenever I start to feel a little nervous

I just tell myself that I’m getting excited.


The mind is a very powerful thing

But it has a quite a few loop holes and

Back doors that can be easily exploited

Which can lead to interesting results.


If you’re interested in learning more

About how you can “trick” your mind

Into creating success in your own life.

Click below to join my private

Facebook group Project SELFFY


Jerry “excited” Washington


P.S. I won’t leave you completely hanging…
I ended up running the fastest race of my life
And setting the conference record that actually
Still stands to this day. Talk soon…

Leave a Reply

Our Gift To You

Join our mailing list to receive an exclusive Full-Body Workout. 
Free 20-min FULL- Body Workout