There is something quintessentially Australian about that quaint little saying. I was reminded of it on the weekend when I participated in the annual corporate triathlon event down on the Gold Coast. It was a beautiful morning and I couldn’t help think how very cool it was to see so many people of all shapes and sizes putting in their all in the name of just ‘having a go’. This was no bunch of elite athletes – us included!
Why does one get up at 4.30 in the morning and drive for 1 hour, only to then dive in to some murky water, flay your arms till your lungs hurt and then jump on a bike for some leg pumping fury and finish it off with a run/jog/lurch that heaves your chest that little bit closer to collapse? I believe it is the spirit that we all possess but only few tap in to. Sometimes when I write these blogs I wonder if my words change anything or anyone. If one person reads this and get’s sparked in to action and doing something then it has been worth it. People who push themselves live fuller lives with out a doubt because who knows how far you can go with anything unless you challenge yourself to go further than what is comfortable and experience what is beyond that?
In that same vein, I ask you to join me and who ever this touches, to go in to the next event I set as a target this year for the Best Practice family and that is the Brissie to Bay bike ride on June 24. I will be kickbiking but most I expect will ride a bike but look out for some bonus sessions training with me in the lead up (there are about 7 weeks to go for that event so it is NOT too late).
Winter is fast approaching and looking for something that can keep you motivated to keep those wheels moving in the dark lonely months ahead (okay not so dark and lonely here in QLD but…) is still a good idea. Use any trick you can and reach deep inside and let that encouraging Aussie chant of “HAVE A GO YA MUG!” light a fire in your belly! I hate to say it, but it would be un Australian not to!!