Manufacture Your Day by CHALLENGING YOURSELF

Yesterday I participated in a 100 km bike ride – cycling that is. 

My husband and I had signed up for the Granfondo Epic Tour in the spring. We didn’t really think about our trip to Europe and that we wouldn’t be here to train. 

I really doubted myself and I thought that I wouldn’t be able to cycle 100 km without having been in the saddle for 7 weeks. 

My husband encouraged me and said, “Of course you can do it. You are fit and you’re strong.” 

Sometimes that’s all people need to hear – words of encouragement and someone who believes in them. 

The course ended up being a little bit longer than what I signed up for and I ended up with 107 km. 

It was a tough ride because it was cold and it was super windy with wind gusts of 32 km/h. I did better than expected and finished in 4 hours and 13 minutes. 

I am happy that I took on the challenge. 

Our mind plays tricks on us. It’s all about overcoming what the little voice in our head says. 

Whenever you experience self-doubt, try this: 

  • Get a boost of optimism – someone else’s enthusiasm and optimism can be contagious. 
  • Take action despite your fears – whenever I think I can’t do something I am determined to prove myself wrong.
  • Visualize a positive outcome – I see myself getting a positive result.

It’s all about getting better and mentally stronger. 

So keep spinning these wheels in your mind and know that you are in control. 

Epic thought!

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