It’s been a while since I last posted. It’s because of The Chaos Theory. Chaos Theory you ask?

Well, that is what best describes my life with no routine. At this point in time I have no 9 to 5. I don’t train in a set squad as such, and am my own coach. That means no rigidity when it comes to training sessions, and great flexibility when it comes to planning around the very fickle weather we have here in the Eastern/Western Cape. I am fortunate. Very fortunate.If I wake up to a scheduled Technique Session, and the wind is blowing a gale, I can adjust, do a downwind, or take the session indoors and post-pone the Technique Session to a fairer day.

However, its like writing a document with no spell check. You have to be very diligent in making sure there are no mistakes. No watchdog making sure you don’t stuff up, or don’t miss a session. No one to answer to except yourself.

I remember reading a great quote the other day: “The only real obstacle in your path to a fulfilling life is you”. True words. I better get out of my own way!

Winter has arrived in Plett, and I as I write this I am procrastinating, pushing back that Aerobic Endurance session I had planned. Maybe the rain will stop? If the wind stops I will definitely hit the water. If not, I am afraid it will be an indoor session on the paddling ergo. It will then shift into the “mental toughness” category rather than “aerobic endurance”.

Which is not a bad thing. In 50 days time I will be racing the 50th edition of the infamous Berg River Canoe Marathon. That is, 244km of cold, rain and tree blocks paddling from Paarl to the coastal town of Veldrif over 4 days.

Did I say cold and rainy, better suck it up and get out there right?

Here’s a few more quotes for today:

“Sure the fight was fixed. I fixed it with my right hand” George Foreman

“When your mind says give up, hope whispers one more try”

2 thoughts on “Motivation

  1. Marchand

    That last quote is so true, especially on the Berg. Digging deep is just part of the race (experience). All of the best for the race.

    Life’s short, paddle hard.

  2. Claire

    I have a berg comment for you (HTFU)…hehhe. As I speak a polar bear is nibbling my toes in Durban (yes i also need to harden up). Last night I actually dreamt there were icebergs around. Time for another blanket.? hehe

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