October 04th, 2021
When was the last time you did Something new?
For me - Every weekend the past month!
As the 2021 racing season came to an end, I wanted to Challenge myself and get out of my Comfort zone. So I pulled out the Enduro- and the E-bike from the garage, and signed up for a bunch of races.
I know my profession is to race bikes, but It’s actually a little scary to race events that’s not within your normal race arena. Like, allowing myself to be bad at someting and show it to the World is not as easy as it might seem. It’s so intimidating to show/share with everyone. Like my brain wants to protect my ego. But I wanted to challenge myself and get out of the comfort zone, right?
Time to jump in the deep end!
Now, I’m flying back to Copenhagen. Did I achieve my goal? Well I definitely left my ego behind and went on to do bike racing as a novice, which was a lovely humbeling experience. I’m definitely keen to ride my Enduro bike more this fall, and push my limits. Because even tho I tried, I think I was more mentally out of my comfort zone, than actually riding outside my comfort zone (if that makes sense?). Something inside of me was scared to get hurt in these ‘just for fun’ events.
In danish we say that you got blood on the tooth, it means that you are eager to do more, you feel hungry to learn. And I think that’s were I’m at.
So with blood on the tooth, let’s challenge our limits!
Cheers to the off season
ks for sharing the article, and more importantly, your personal experience mindfully using our em otions as data about our inner state and knowing when it’s better to de-escalate by taking asd time out are great tools. Appreciate you reading and sharing your story since I can certainly relate and I think others can to
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