Sunday, October 19, 2014

Come Alive!

"Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it because what the world needs is people who have come alive." 
-Howard Furman
Clown on Unicycle Juggling Royalty Free Stock Photo
Four miles on my unicycle yesterday wasn't easy, but I made it the whole way and felt CHARGED when I returned home. Charged meaning "alive."  I was tossing around the idea of riding Blanche in the Camarillo half-marathon on January 4, 2015.... something I said I'd never do again. However, The pictures from this past race show me never looking more alive. I crave to feel that again. That self-disciplined, strong and determined; ALIVE.

My reservations? The intense weekly hours of building up to 13 miles (at once) and my sore undercarriage that takes time to "toughen up" to so many hours in the saddle. It's alot of physical work! MUCHO!
I'm lazy :(

 Whether I decide to attempt it or not, my first step is short rides often that add up to 12 miles a week. That's to wake up my body that is NOT in unicycle condition before I shock her into longer distances. Admittedly, the ride from yesterday left my right inside leg raw and sore. I don't want that to stop me, but urge me to build the muscles needed to not put so much pressure on my can. Stronger legs and core reduce undercarriage stress and pain.  

Today I commit to riding another four miles and see where that leaves me in this crazy idea. Feeling "unicycle-half-marathon-alive" deserves serious consideration. It's a big commitment. I will chew on all this while keeping the balance and not falling on my face riding Blanche this morning.

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