Cycling is a tough sport and highly competitive. I have a lot to learn but certainly I'm learning all the time. The main thing I've learnt is being aware of what the other riders are doing or anticipate when they might put in surges. Today's ride was quite an achievement but I know I can make improvements.
The race was 87 kms [55 miles] which I completed in 2:21 with an average speed of 37 kph [22 miles]. Top speed was 68 km [42 miles]. Hope I'm not tiring you out with facts and figures. Overall, philosophically speaking, I did well!
This brings me on to a comment that was on John's post. Actually on a poster on John's post. It said "Life's Too Short". A song I wrote a couple of years ago has the lines "Life is too short we all well know. Get yourself going don't be a no show.''
Exercise for me is a way of feeling truly alive and motivated to live healthy. I like to challenge myself to see what I can achieve with hard work and determination. Running and cycling competitively is my way of finding out about myself and testing myself against other like minded people.
As I get older I become more aware of time and how precious it is and I want to take every opportunity that comes my way. If you don't have a go how do you know what can be achieved and what is your potential.
Here is my song Feel The Rhythm that I performed at Lembas Cafe on Friday night and Lea videoed for me!
Please tell me if any lyrics spoke to you!