Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Over the hump

Today's voice-in-my-head was one of the less helpful ones. I was up and on the spin bike nice and early, with Coach Troy bossing encouraging me to give it my best.

But my inner princess was putting on a top performance and telling me it was OK to quit IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FIRST SET. Yes, it was hard and no, I wasn't enjoying it one bit. After wavering for just a minute, I told her to shut the hell up and just put my head down and got on with it. That first set was gruelling - both mentally and physically. Bleurgh.

But then a funny thing happened. I was about two minutes into the second set, when I realised I'd found my pace, hit my stride and was actually going to make it through. Thank you, legs and lungs!

There's always that point in a cardio workout where you get "over the hump" so to speak, and from then on you feel like you could go forever. I love that.


LizN said...

Well done Miss Kek - I know it takes me a bit to get going in the early mornings as well - but once you're done for the day you're done. Rock on sister :)

Kerry W said...

Don't you just love it when you hit your stride? Encouraging to see you sucked it up and put in a medal winning performance! :P

Shar said...

Gotta love it when you tell ya princess to shut up and she does! Mine normally goes on and on.

Shar x

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