Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Indecision and Evolution
It seems that my life has been full of indecision lately in varying degrees. For a start, I've been wrestling, rather than toying with the idea of competing again. One minute, I will say "yes" and the next minute I will say "no". After flipping again to "yes" on Saturday, I realized that on Sunday and on Monday and Tuesday that I didn't feel one bit excited about it - no "competition bug", nothing, whereas with many of the figure girls I know, it is the candle that is burning brightly in front of them without exception. It was this morning that I realized that I couldn't give myself to training for a competition, "no exception". At the same time I was also wrestling with doing my Bodyvive Certification - yay or nay - the program hasn't excited me but one of our Cluster GFCs had phoned me and asked me to consider doing the course etc etc.
The obvious answer it seemed was to go and do RPM. I was sitting next to Mark, who always pushes me to the absolute max when I participate and by the end of Track Seven, I thought I was going to die - I was pushing some major load and thought my heart would explode and that I was going to puke there and then but whilst I was there I had some good fortune.
Firstly the opportunity to be part of a team that is going to do Johnny G Spinning as well as RPM and secondly (the best bit) being invited to go Adventure Racing in Brisbane with good mates K and R - the race is on 15th February and it involves running all over Brisbane for 3 hours making different checkpoints and challenges and picking up all sorts of goodies along the way. This sounds like a lot of fun for an "Amazing Race" addict such as myself.
The best part about it is that I have never done an Adventure Race before and it gives me something to train for and focus on.
In regards to competing, I think it is one of the most amazing experiences I've had and it's even better when you're helping others out -again, I will say "never say never", but for now, I've got to step on this boat and see which path it leads me down the river. I can't wait to see where this one will take me.