Yep...You're in charge! So many aspects of our lives are out of our direct control. Traffic, work schedules (for those of us not fortunate enough to be our own bosses), our V02 max, where you grew up, the type of parents you had - and so much more.
What makes being an athlete stand outside of these rules? Take a look at the tidbits of info below to find out...
- You can train or workout just about anywhere & anytime. Your boss might not be a fan of jumping jacks at 10am in the middle of the office - but there's nothing stopping you from quietly do glute squeezes in your chair OR rolling your shoulders while you type away. These "micro sessions" can have a huge positive affect on your mental balance. Give them a try this week!
- We all have goals and targets we want to hit in training. That next mile, 10 extra lunges or 15 more minutes in the weight room. What's stopping you? The only literal thing stopping you is YOU! Wake up 5 minutes earlier for those extra lunges or stay up an extra 10 minutes before bed for that next mile of running. Am I promoting a mile run 10 minutes before bed time - NO! I'm simply saying if your days are jam packed, add in the extra 10 minutes somewhere to account for the difference in the run - it IS that simple!
- No one but you is forcing physical rules, targets or limitations. Why not tackle that local pool triathlon next time it comes up? Why not run that ultra marathon next summer? Sit with a question like this about your next race, event or training goal - let it marinade and sink in. Seriously...why not? Don't make excuses...make time!
- Remember that nothing is permanent. Unhappy at work? Change your career. Don't like the house you live in - move! Hate your running shoes - well, you know where to go for a new pair of those 😉 - The point is, don't settle for something you don't like. Go after what your goals are with a fierceness & force that obliterates everything in your path.
Elite Tip :: Practice your patience. Time, by today's standards, is often a made-up illusion we all seem to fall in line with. Be present and appreciate what you're doing WHILE you're doing it - not just as a fond memory or milestone in the training log.
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Author: JB Tobin | This article is for reference purposes only and is not intended to treat, cure or diagnose any ailments or sports related conditions. Always seek professional medical advice.