Not Seeing the Bigger Picture?

Sometimes we’re so caught up in the emotion of it all that we neglect the bigger picture. This was me, lying in hospital, after dedicating a year of my life to a training for a 1,400 mile triathlon.

After swimming the distance of the channel, I hopped on a short train ride up to John O Groats in order to attempt to conquer the 900 mile distance from North to South of UK. 700 miles in, and being told by a doctor I can’t physically continue, I passed out in the GP surgery, almost losing both of my legs to septicaemia. I was immediately rushed to hospital for critical surgery.

Why am I telling you all of this?

Because, after 1 week resting up, I came back and did back to back ultra marathons with 2 holes in my legs despite being told I could not even run a mile for the next 5 weeks. The year after, still believing I had “failed”, I set out to run 100 miles in 24 hours and smashed it. Sometimes the breakdown is necessary to experience the breakthrough.

Stress Can Leave You Stuck in a Rut

If you’ve had a stressful week, and things haven’t gone your way or you’ve over indulged this weekend and feel like you’re stuck in a rut. Take a moment. Look at how far you’ve come. Break down what’s going to take you to where you want to get to and I promise you that sooner or later you’re going to make it 🙂