My road to recovery. I am learning The Why? for everything! Why am I craving chocolate? Why am I craving pizza? Is it because I am tired? Dehydrated? Need salt? Hungry? There is an answer to everything, it just has to be figured out. When I am tired I crave everything. I have learned that if I eat my healthy salad with pink salt and olive oil at lunch, my cravings will decrease or go away. So I need salt! when I am tired. If I am craving chocolate, I'm stressed.
I was recently talking with a friend about the power of the mind, how attitudes are self fulfilling prophecies. How a mindset going into and during an interval or a hard moment can set one up for success or failure.
You can defeat the pesky voices that say it’s too hard. You have the power to achieve the mental toughness that is revered in endurance sports. It all begins with staying positive.
The past few weeks have had some highs and lows. My exercise and progress were going well when I moved wrong and had increased back pain! PANIC!! My wonderful TC coach talked me off the ledge! I backed off on my activity a lot for a few days and things got better. I felt like I had taken a few steps BACKWARDS after making such good progress. I talked with my coach about the other ways I’ve made tons of progress, my waist is smaller,
24th February 2019, Sunday was one of the early races held in the Indian cycling season.
When I arrived at the start line I immediately knew that it was going to be a fast race. Racers from all over the country, including multiple time national champions has shown up at 5.45am to win a shot at the Rs.50,000 on the top or the top 6.
Get a banana, some water and get on your bike and listen to this podcast
It had just been a week training had resumed, when I got a job on an advertising film project as an AD. It was just a 5 day commitment. At the time I certainly thought I knew what I was getting into and figured I would balance out the training, racing and the job as cycling was always in the AM before the world woke up.
The Journey of getting back in racing shape had started off beautifully with a training block high in the mountains.
3 days after I got home the Road State Championship 2019 had been announced. I was feeling good about the road race! I thought I had more than a decent chance of winning! Only to find out nature had other plans.