Getting Gritty and Pushing Comfort Zones: Chequamegon Mountain Bike Race
September 19, 2019
I can’t believe it has been 6 months since I began writing this weekly blog! I want to let you know how much I appreciate each and every one of you who subscribe and read my newsletter. Thank you to all who give me feedback on how much you enjoy this and integrate the information into your lives. My mission continues to encourage and inspire others to get out there, sign up, show up, push comfort zones, and utilize your strengths and gifts to live your best life! The one thing I know for sure, is that our capabilities are limitless and it all begins with our mental perspective and belief in ourselves.
The one thing I know for sure, is that our capabilities are limitless and it all begins with our mental perspective and belief in ourselves.
For me, I get inspired by watching others do really cool things and crushing their goals. If it is not superhuman crazy talk, it gets my head spinning to consider this for myself. This past weekend I raced in my second, Chequamegon Mountain Bike Race in Hayward, WI. I did the Short & Fat, 16 miles, along with my husband (who did the 40 miler), friends and my 73 year old brother-in-law! He is such a role model and inspiration. Watching him crush this race is fantastic! His perspective, is that most people his age cannot do something challenging like this due to health and other issues, so he feels just fortunate to be out there and participate. It is something he trains for all year and keeps him young! And, my dear friend Kristie rocked it by getting 1st in her age group and 9th female overall. Double the amazement!
We all need a reason to get out there. Mine is to test myself and push my limits, mentally and physically. It is completely exhilarating to work towards something and discover what is possible. Mountain biking is intense, gritty, and forces you to be absolutely focused in the moment. There are no guarantees for a finish, it is simply the joy of the journey and to be around others who share the same aliveness and energy. It also could be the fun celebrations that happen after the race. 😉 See the photos of the high fives, pirates and shot-ski! It is a riot.
It is simply the joy of the journey and to be around others who share the same aliveness and energy.
Mountain biking my not be your thing, yet we all have something that fires us up and begs for us to push our limits and discover what is possible. What is your reason to get out there? I would love to hear about it!
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