Adrienne Jerram

Adrienne Jerram

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Always worth it

Today my training program specified a long cycle. But we had a few things on and only had time to cycle to the house of the my LSPIL (Long Suffering Parents in Law) and back.

It's funny how the hills you so often drive up seem much smaller when taken at 70km an hour, than they do when approached on a push bike at 20km an hour* and the primary energy source is your legs.

Oh ... those hills were steep, and long, and... did I mention steep and long. The cycle on the way there was bad enough, but then my LSFIL pointed out to me over lunch that our destination was in fact some distance above us and the journey back was going to be worse. And it was.

Luckily, my friend leant me a mantra**  for such times. 'Never easy/ always worth it'.

And so I kept my pedals going. Up-down-up-down. Never-easy-always-worth-it. Until I made it to the top.

Take that hills. 

* Speed greatly exaggerated 

** Actually I may have stolen it

1 comment:

  1. Never underestimate the power of a good mantra. I'm not always one to be able to dig deep and ignore the pain. But for some reason a great mantra makes the pain a little duller, the excuses a little less and the exercise a whole lot more fun!