This afternoon was a lesson in not getting frustrated about events that can’t be controlled. Sometimes, part of an anxious, perfectionist personality is needing to control every small detail, and reacting in a negative way when that “control” is lost.
I was having a great time riding along the freeway when, during a hill climb, I thought, “what’s that noise”. It turned out “that noise” was a spoke just bouncing around with its’ other spoke mates and not staying put doing its’ job.
As an incident, this means absolutely nothing, other than a minor mechanical issue common to cycling with ageing wheels. However, for me it could’ve meant disappointment and frustration at not “perfectly” checking my bike, having my “perfect” afternoon plan of a 1 hour ride cut to 30 minutes....and it goes downhill from there.
Fortunately, with a whole lot of self-awareness and almost 10 years of CBT, my disappointment and unjustified anxiety failed to emerge.
This may seem a trivial incident, but it’s these trivialities that can have an overwhelming effect on a mind susceptible to focusing solely on the negative and catastrophising minor events.
Today’s score: FAT AGEING MAN IN LYCRA: 1...ANXIETY: 0 😁💪🚴🏻
Flashback Friday - Crossin the finish line at the ironman 70.3 World Championship, Chattanooga, Tennessee, Sunday 10th September 2017. It was not the result I was hoping for, but it was a brilliant experience racing against the best in the world. I left this race with even more hunger to succeed in this sport than before. Chattanooga was a great place to visit aswell
Сегодняшний день не считается официальным праздником, но для женской половины Kozmo это просто хороший повод, что бы сказать мужчинам СПАСИБО за отзывчивость, доброту и уважение!
Дорогие мужчины, с праздником!
Вы – безусловно, динамика и сила этого мира! И это большое счастье - быть женщиной рядом с вами!
¡Estamos de suerte!
La mejor tienda de bicicletas de Granada (y puede que de toda Andalucía), colaboradores incansables y amigos para toda la vida de Trystrong están de enhorabuena y mañana inauguran nuevo local.
Allí estaremos acompañándoles con todo nuestro cariño.
Gracias Lizarte Bikes por la confianza y apoyo.
¡Mañana nos vemos en la C/ Tiburón Nº 6!
My mother has worked with autism qld for many yrs and I was lucky enough to help out many times with the kids at school through fitness activities. Kudos to these guys doing a great job raising awareness and funds to help family’s out 👏🏻👏🏻 i thought @mat_rogers6 was a champion on the field but looks like he’s even better of a bloke off the field