How I literally tasted nearly 100km of road!

October 14, 2009 at 3:00 pm Leave a comment

It is not what it seems. You see, I joined some adventurous friends to cycle from Brisbane to the Gold Coast along with 10,000 other cycling frieks.

It began to rain and if you know what it is like riding in a peleton then you would understand that rain and close riding meant I was tasting the road off the tyre in front of me. Not the most pleasant thought but I was enjoying the challenge of a 3 1/2 hr + ride.

Here are some things I gained from meditating on my ride.C%20peleton

1. When you take up a challenge that is not in the normal every day life category you get to see life through a different lens. I have never seen those townships (every single metre) from that perspective before and it was like using a zoom on google maps. How this can benefit your fitness journey is by undertaking a challenge or workout you may never have done before you get to discover things about yourself that you wouldnt find out any other way, like your determination and staying power.

2. There is a lot to be said for the encouragement of others and to hear someone call your name can sometimes be enough to motivate you to work your legs again that little bit more. Do you have a support group that can encourage you to keep going? If you dont you really are missing out!

3. The exhiliration of crossing the finish line is akin to what the Apostle Paul said, “I have finished the race”. The knowledge that all that energy you have put in has rewarded you with public recogntion can be very gratifying. There is that surge of pride as non competitors cheer you on across the finish. I always am thankful for the non competitors at the finish line. Their role is SO important to me. Have you finished what you started?

4. Sometimes life throws challenges at us that we really dont know how they will end! The great thing about the challenge I undertook is that is had already been prepared by a team of experts and all I had to do was participate. There are many challenge workouts around but a popular modern one is the Fitness Boot Camp.                                                                                                                                                                 It runs for a specified phase and there are definite markers of improvement and a definite plus is the communal support. My fit camps “Get Energetic Fit Camps” have been running now for nearly 5 months and the members are loving the workouts.

Email me if you are in the area and are interested.

Tim James

Certified PT & Australian Kettlebell Instructor

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