"If you think you’re too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito." - Anita Roddick
Seriously, the bike went from asthma attack to pranayama with one adjustment.
If all you see is a massive mountain, it feels impossible to climb. If you visualize and take each step, one at a time, before you know it that mountain is climbed. One small action, one step at a time.
Shitting your brains out, riding the damn toilet doesn’t exactly make you feel invincible.
It does make you stronger.
This one was pretty mild, probably a 4 on the pain scale. Oh yes, these DO go to 11. Blood, and mucosal membrane linings spewing forth. Gnarly. Anytime I feel the slightest symptoms come on, fear shocks me as I recall the worst. Still I was raised to be tough and always get back on the horse. This time, it was different. I stayed on the horse, I rode through the fatigue. Slowed down. Kept looking ahead.