My elbow hit first. It skidded along the track. Then my hip and my knee did the same. My skin brought me to a halt. The stinging began. I watched the first beads of blood well up. And my first thought was, “I wonder if I will be alright for my run tomorrow”.
It’s the same with any physical challenge. The moment you encounter it, you will be charting your way around it. You won’t check out of the exercise mindset. You will fire up a programme of rehabilitation and cross training. It will get you back running as soon as possible.
It is this mindset that will make you an athlete.
One of the easiest ways to cultivate it is to train with other people who are also developing that mindset. The group will make this approach the norm. A coach can help you with the details to accelerate your progress.
This is what makes you an athlete. Even when you are not training.
I was out on my run the following day, cruising past the spot where I had left some skin on the pavement.
With six weeks to go until the Whai Ora Spirited Women event, hopefully this momentum is becoming evident. Keep up the good work, and of course, do your best, that is all anyone expects.
There are four workshops and a webinar coming up to ensure that you are as prepared as possible. I look forward to having you along to these.