January 26, 2009

Random Monday Thought…

As I was driving to swimming this morning I was a little miffed out that it was quite far away from Marilu`s house, that it was early and indeed, I was driving on the highway to get to swim training.

But as the swim progressed and I realised what a power session it had been, I realised that driving relatively far is not that bad at all. Ok let’s clear this up – it was roughly 18km to the pool. Now in Slaapstad proportions that’s covering the Grand Canyon because people here don’t travel. I have no such problems in general, but every now and again you wish you could roll out of bed into the pool, or into the gym. No such problem in riding and running as they can start from your house.

Mind you, I could swim from my house.

If I wasn’t scared to be nibbled on by a flying great white in my Orca Apex II that is.

Have you seen those flying sharks? I mean seriously, what a homosapien like me going to do when a 5m flying minibus hits me at 50km/h out the water?

Anyhow, back to the point…

I believe we should have no problem travelling to get to training. The mental, physical and emotional effect that training has on us, or should have on us, should far outweigh the effort it takes to get there and back. I see the guys who drive to gym, spend 10minutes looking for the best parking, then hit the treadmill for an hour.

Hit it for 59minutes dude and walk a little extra to the gym and back. Won’t kill you!

So next time you moan about having to get up and get to training, maybe its time you took it in your stride and went out with a positive attitude. 2009 doesn’t need experts; it needs people who are keen to get involved. People who are passionate.

What do you think?

3 Comments on “Random Monday Thought…

Urban Angel
January 27, 2009 at 10:41 am

I think you are a little spoiled with where you stay. Most athlete’s drive to where they can train. (Esp if you stay outside of the CBD). It’s not about having to drive far, but more about the venue, scene or experience you’ll have when you get there. I drive 40km to run next to the sea, no problem. I drive 18km so that I can swim in a beautiful 50m pool – instead of 25m, intoxicated gym pool close to me- and we travel long distances to get to races. Reality check there, mr. Urban Ninja. You do find yourself in a cozy spot there 🙂

Urban Ninja
January 27, 2009 at 11:35 am

Yes, I`m spoilt. but I choose to live there….

Urban Angel
January 29, 2009 at 10:12 am

I know you do lucky bugger!


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