HI everyone– your 2pm FIFI pick-me-up post is back for your perusal. Today we hear from Nat way back in 2015 about gearing down. Her suggestions about switching gears were never more applicable than today. She shows us that there is grace in gearing down. Enjoy. -catherine
My plans are rapidly changing for the cycling season. My lovely sister Anj can’t make the Woodstock Triathlon due to a work commitment that just popped up. I’m cancelling plans to do a week long bicycle tour with Samantha at the end of June because I’m changing jobs and won’t have vacation time. Lots of change, lots of stress and mourning the loss of spending time with my sister and then missing out on a week with lovely people I want to get to know better.
My first reaction to stress is to put my head down and push harder, to try and make it all work with pure application of will and frenetic energy. Right now the thought that keeps going through my head is to gear down, don’t push so hard.
So on June 6 instead of doing a sprint distance triathlon I’m going to The Forest Garden…
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