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My preconceptions were the wall. I had done this before. I had felt the holds. I remember the awkward move even from years ago. I knew I wanted to do it. To do the tick. I knew the consequences of pushing on and backing off. Backing off meant quite a lot when it was meaningContinue reading “Add a title of your choosing”

“Rise to the occasion” they say

A cure all, magic spell. A hope even. The problem with such a simple explanation is that it might just be too simple. And hope does not provoke action but rather complacency. Sure, just the right amount of stress can lift us to heights previously unachievable. But this requires us to be able to throttleContinue reading ““Rise to the occasion” they say”

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I recently read this article by James Clear.  So if success is linked to grit then why do we spend all this time wanting to find our passion? Why not develop our grit? Why not spend time developing our staying power? Well maybe because we believe the short cuts we are sold. If only weContinue reading “Insert catchy title here”

Specificity

Most of us have seen the photo. Kulhavy waiting for Sauser to win the sprint. They knew what was required and they knew what it would take. They had a plan that matched the desired outcome. They had planned this scenario. How many of us have the same insight? Or do we leave it upContinue reading “Specificity”

A tale of two braais

Two weekends in a row now I have braaied for dinner. That is pretty unusual for us. When I get the opportunity I do love it but it does not present itself that often. The contrast of the two last weekends made me think. The first we were camping in Porterville at 22 Waterfalls. IContinue reading “A tale of two braais”

Enduroman SA Taper

Yesterday was spent going through my final list of preparations for Saturday. With all the warm weather recently I was expecting to deal with some serious heat on the bike. Not good news after a winter of cold and wet. Well it seems like the Norwegian weather gurus predict otherwise: Arm warmers, Buff and windproofContinue reading “Enduroman SA Taper”