Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Wake up.

Yeah you heard me. It's time to pull back those covers, have a real good stretch and step out of your comfort zone. It's time to crawl out of your skin and feel uncomfortable.


Because having a good crack at YOUR life means at times pushing yourself and feeling uncomfortable. Of course I don't mean being silly and doing things that would endanger you, but I do mean finding something that you are passionate about and going for it. Dive in head first and give it all you got. Coming out the other end of something which you first thought impossible it probably one of the most gratifying feelings in this universe. and doing it with people whom you love and trust just makes it all the better.

Getting back into cycling has been a real Godsend to me. Actually getting back out there in every sense of the word has been just what I needed. I have gradually been increasing my distances and time spent in the saddle and incorporating small amounts of swimming as recovery but not alot. When the kids head back to school I will be able to squeeze a bit more in. The middle of the days will be free for me to do more.

I have to do Cobbitty again though. I need to get the monkey off my back. That ride always plays mind games with me. It is one of the things that has me - and always has - scared. I have tried to break it down as why that route worries me and I think it's because I struggle so much with it and it never ever feels easier. The pain just plays mind games with me. I constantly talk to myself the whole way through that ride - PUSH PUSH, YOU CAN DO IT, GET OUT OF THE SADDLE, SIT BACK DOWN, GET BACK UP AGAIN, DON'T GIVE UP. My God, it's like having 10 people inside my head.

But I won't let it win. I will do Cobbitty this Sunday. Nice and slow - very slow to be precise but atleast it will get done. So if you happen to be out and about and see a de-shevelled shell of a human talking to themselves on the side of the road - tell me to get a move on......lol

I will be feeling uncomfortable.
But having a crack at it.

Your hard work will be rewarded.

"The path to a dream is paved with sacrifices and lined with determination. And though it has many stumbling blocks along the way, and may go in more than one direction, it is travelled by belief and courage and conquered with a willingness to face challenges and take chances" Barbara Cage