Ever reach that point mid-workout where you truly feel like you’re hitting a wall and cannot go on? It happens to me all the time – mostly on my road bike. I’ll wake up, get dressed, have my coffee, grab a bite to eat, and walk out the door with confidence and excitement to crush the workout. I’m usually off to a pretty good start warming up and can keep a decent pace. Then, like clockwork, during any effort that feels uncomfortable, my legs feel like they’re going to fall off, my breathing takes over, and I go straight into mind vs. body competition.
Because I’m a firm believer that the biggest changes occur when we go outside of our comfort zones, I wanted to share a few mental tricks, mantras, and funny things that help me during those times when I’m positive I don’t have it in me – but inevitably always do.