What happens we we put one foot in front of the other?
Forward progress, that’s what.
Imagine how far we could go if we kept our focus on the present? Not way off in the distance or the future, but right in there here and now.
9 months on from a freak little accident of catastrophic proportions and I can assure you this ~ the patience of putting one foot in front of the other has been one of my most used tools in dealing with the return-to-normal.
There’s a few other secrets I’ll share too, but for the moment let’s put one foot in front of the other on repeat and bring our minds back to the present moment 😉
#present #focus #recovery #rehab #betterthanyesterday #betterforit #highperformancehumans
C/o some arm twisting by certain individuals, I delved into the archives for your entertainment.
But there is a deeper message at stake here.
When I came across the first photo the first thing I saw was that I had taped my laces. Not the form, not that I was a country mile ahead of the pack and on my way to winning.... I noticed the details.
You see even back then (circa 1994) I wasn’t going to let a untied shoe lace get in the way of performing to my potential on that given day.
Looking back, it’s the planning and attention to details that matter that has stuck with me through and through.
Same then, same now ~ always honing and refining how something might be better done to have a better effect on the outcome.
Those that I help in the mental skills/performance department will know exactly what I’m talking about.
So here is to never letting a loose shoe lace get in the way of an epic performance 👊
#metaphors #xc #crosscountry #running #preparation #planning #performance #mentaltraining #highperformancehumans #winthegameoflife
This is the dance we do when Mahiku Activewear Hawaii is back online (following a shift from Oahu to Cali).
Legit the ducks nuts when it comes to happy dances, yoga, running, surfing, paddling and rolling from one salty sweaty activity to the next all-day-long.....literally!
Nice work @ehiku + @ingorademacher 🙌
#mahiku #activewear #legitactivewear #run #surf #paddle #train #yoga
If the video about Anne Audain got you thinking, here’s a bit more to add to the story of this pioneering human who changed the game forever.
“In 1981, New Zealand runner Anne Audain accepted prize money for winning a race. In doing so, she changed the status of professional sports all around the world.”
From being the first female signed to Nike.... to being banned from running for her country because she chose to accept endorsements and prize money to run for a living.
But maybe it’s the manipulation of a coach while overseas early in her career that cemented the foundations of her resilience.
Anne Audaine’s results are beyond comprehension... but it’s the story behind those achievements that rings loud and clear.
Maybe we all need to ride our rebel side from time to time 😉👊
Mark your diaries, book your tickets ~ I’m opening up and speaking about the roller coaster ride of high performance sport and how an unforeseen fork-in-the-road sent a girl from the mountains learning how to tame the waterways and oceans of the world via the Thames River in London (yes ~ it’s that far fetched...) at the NZ Mountain Film Festival.
Simply put, it’s been one hell of an adventure with plenty of ups, downs & jaw dropping plot twists.
July 02 Wanaka
July 06 Queenstown
Tickets are on sale now at http://www.mountainfilm.nz
New Zealand Mountain Film Festival
@ Lake Wanaka, South Island, New Zealand
Multiple World Champion
Athlete of life & sport
Born in the mountains, plays on the water, 2x wheels and everywhere in between
See you out there
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Competitors from all over the world have travelled to Copenhagen for the 2017 ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship. Make sure you watch this excellent highlights…