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My Bike, My Guru

I recently went mountain biking for the second time ever.

The first time was in 2003.

Mountain biking is one helluva teacher.

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Lessons from  the trail:

Look where you want to go, not where you don’t.

On a bike, looking where you don’t want to go could end you up over a cliff or wrapped around a tree, or head first over the handlebars.  In life…well, I suppose the possibilities are endless, endlessly NOT where you want to be.  This can apply to negative behavior and thought or relationships or career choices.

You never know what the outcome will be until you try.

While biking I found myself having a brave and playful attitude towards attempting tight turns, going up and over rocks, and getting to know my gears.  Some times the outcome was good, sometimes I “failed”, either way I wouldn’t have know unless I just went for it.

Of course…

There’s a difference between fearless and stupid. Be fearless. Don’t be stupid.

Fearless doesn’t mean that you don’t learn from your past experiences or that you ignore good instinct.  It means that you make intelligent choices that are not based on fear.

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Dvd’s for You!

In the spirit of giving and fitness resolutions and out-with-the-old I will happily send these dvd “packs” to the first people who respond!

I love, love, love exercise/yoga/Pilates dvds and have been using them for years (and written about my adoration several times, including this post), long enough that my collection definitely started on VHS.  I wanna share the love and I wanna clean off my shelves so anyone want these?

The deal is the same as last time I cleaned my workout dvd shelf; if I send you a “pack” you promise to try each dvd workout and if you find that you don’t like one or it’s not the right level for you then you pass it on to a friend or donate to the library.

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Leave a comment about which pack you would like and maybe tell us a little bit about your normal workout routine then I’ll let you know if you’re the lucky recipient!

Happy, Merry, Monday!

P.S I will only ship domestically because although I’m generous it probably doesn’t make sense to ship these workouts across the world.