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:
I washed my face, placed my Adidas glasses in my hair and waited for my name to be announced
“And the second place - Maaaleeenee Deeegn, Ghost Factory Racing”
I went out in the spotlight and found the 2nd step of the podium. Got an applause that made a warm river of happiness running through me and waited for them to continue;
“And today’s winner - Sinaaa Freeeeeei, Ghost Factory Racing”.
Sina entered the stage, and with a smile on my face and a glimpse of frustration in my eyes I looked at her standing on the top of the podium. Both Sina and I went all out those last 100 meters to win. But Sina draw the longest straw with just a few centimeters. Damn. But damn that girl is good. Or more accurate; Sina was 10 centimeters better than me that Saturday in Nove Mesto.
You know the saying that real queens fix each other's crowns? I stick to that
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Reflect what you desire, become what you respect. GRL PWR