On Monday I went to the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour viewing of some amazing short films. I try to go every year, but can’t always make it. Whenever I go, I am taken back to my epic bike ride across Canada. The people in these extreme outdoor adventures go through such adversity and push the limits of the body so hard that it can’t help but be inspiring!
I have a bit of a flaw these days. My flaw is that I really like to plan my workouts, but have a difficult time finding time to do them. For instance, I was thinking that it would be great to bike to the place that I coach. Last night I had every intention of doing just that. So I got home a little before 5 and started making supper. At that point I knew that it wasn’t feasible. For me to bike there I would have had to leave at 5:45 to make it for 6:15 because class starts at 6:30. I was cooking my quinoa and making a stirfry. It was done at 5:25. That left me with 10 minutes to eat before I had to get ready in my winter biking great. NOT FEASIBLE.
This means that in my training plan I cannot count on biking to class on Tuesday nights. It’s not feasible. It’s called being realistic about what I am able and not able to do. If I take that out of my expectations, I don’t have to feel disappointed in myself because that really sucks.
So after watching these people on Monday, who dedicate their life to their extreme sport it was inspiring, but it was also humbling. I am not the kind of person who can do that. I have other obligations, friends I like to see, family I like to see, and a long-distance relationship. Balance is very important in training and setting realistic expectations is part of that. I’m working on my training plan right now and am going to be putting it into place starting next week. I’ll definitely be posting it on the website somewhere, so stay tuned to that!
On a completely different note, did you know that I’m a volunteer DJ at a local radio station? No? I have a blog for that too – Check it out!