“All that I am, I am because of my mind.
Mind is everything.
Muscle – pieces of rubber. All that I am, I am because of my mind.” –Paavo Nurmi, Flying Finn. World’s best mid and long distance runner in 1920′s.
I can’t think about life without working out. My first thought in the morning is to get out of the bed and hit the road and run, bike, or get sweaty at the gym. My last thought in the evening is working out next day. I think about it, I dream about. Simply love it.
Setting new goals, and reaching them is something that I eat, breath and live for. My eyes are set to qualifying for one of the cruelest race on earth, Ironman in Kona, HI, aka Dream Crusher. 140.6 miles. Swim. Bike. Run. Why do I want to go through the pain like that? Simply because I love it. Nothing can beat the feeling of lactic acids starting to climb higher up on my legs, and legs would like to give up, asking for a break, or at least slowing down. But the mind is set to keep going – for another 50 yards, 100 yards, 30 seconds more, one minute more, ten minutes more. Body can always do it as long as the mind stays in the game.
That being said, it is time to have another ice bath and try to cool down –literally– the stiffness on my legs. Wearing Zensah Compression Leg Sleeves helps quite a bit after workouts but the ice baths do miracles to muscle soreness, and significantly help with the recovery. And I can’t wait to be ready for new workout tomorrow…