I was riding the bike in the gym yesterday in Lake Placid NY. Home of the 1932 and 1980 Olympic Winter Games. There were a couple Olympic Medals in case behind the front desk of the inn from a local ski hero.
Maybe it was being out in the wilderness, trees and mountains which I love, maybe the nostalgia of a host city of the winter Olympics, but I felt a little more jam in the gym during my workout.
I’ve been rehabbing my ankle for a couple months now and its a lot better, but I still have some work to do. I took focus off it on my recent heavy four week work road tour, and it hasn’t progressed much in February.
I was riding the bike and two different perspectives washed over me.
One, I have been riding the bike for 30 min or so a few times a week and getting in some weights in after or on a different day. I am doing enough to get by and keep shape.
Two, I recalled the level of training I was doing in November rehabbing so I could get to the start line of Antarctica….it was all out for hours at a time, hammering 30 min rides, backing off for 5 min and then starting again….for 4-5 hours.
The difference, a big hairy audacious GOAL!
I’ve had one planned for awhile now. I’m working through some logistical challenges on locking it down and creating an equally adventurous back up plan. Until its final for me, the high octane engine just doesn’t get going.
I’m in the home stretch of getting everything locked in. I need to prioritize the rehab so I can hit the ground RUNNING!
Finishing off our long weekend here, by skiing Whiteface Mountain in Lake Placid and back home Monday night.
What ever your obstacles this week….get your back up plan in place and get the pre work in so you can execute when its your time!
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