Your inner fighter has to be the strongest when reality play out in a different direction than your expectations.
Now it’s just about letting my body recover with some time off. I need to work on my enemy and turn these feelings into a new bowl of motivation - a motivation that will help me do what it takes to be a part of the top of cross-country racing. And it takes a lot.
But I’m super excited to dig in and start this new journey, fighting against my idols, as I move up to the elite category.
The watch said 7:45, Sunday morning, so I tightened my helmet and closed the door behind me. With me, I got my “Warm Up” bottle, a gel and my phone. I let the legs start spinning around in circles and I found today’s tune.
You’re a good soldier
Choosing your battles
Pick yourself up and dust yourself off
and back in the saddle
You’re on the front line
You know this it’s serious
we’re getting closer, this isn’t over
The pressure is on
You feel it
But you got it all
Pictuers: Andreas Dobslaff & Irmo Keizer
The feeling of fatigue comes in numerous forms.
As a young athlete, I just started to figure out what my signs for “And now you stop M” is. Defining your personal scale of fatigue is not an easy task. To find that perfect balance between pushing the limits and taking a break to let the body recover is a one-way road, full of failure. You have to cross the line to figure it out… multiple times.
Success is a difficult calculation. It takes a bit of everything from a person. Having some bumpy weeks made me think even harder about what it takes. The failure to feel you self and your actual needs is a mistake, but it is for sure a part of the calculation and the learning curve. Hopefully, I growth through my failures, so I can work even smarter towards the next goals.
Here is a drawing:
Reflect what you desire, become what you respect. GRL PWR