Mad Chills have long-time come and gone. They were good times though the craving for a routine started to creep in after a few weeks of doing bugger all. Seeing my waist line grow and hairy normal male legs return maybe was the last straw and it reminded me it might be time to get back outside and do a little bit of swim, bike and run and shave those pins again
I was lucky enough during my Mad Chills to get out in the community and do a few School visits back in my local town of Bunbury and it’s surrounding areas. Interesting questions always come from the crowd and my favourite was “You are skinny what do you eat?” Ahh I eat more than the normal person! A concerned look comes back! Another crowd favourite is how many crashes have you had? This is where I get to pull out the video from the Rio Test Event of me flipping over the barriers and the street cred goes up another level! All in all it was a great opportunity and I loved every minute of it.
And so with the mad chills over it was time to try and turn back into an athlete. I’ve just finished my third week with a couple of other Gong Wizards in Falls Creek, Victoria that sits at 1600m.
Stuff jiggled that hasn’t jiggled before whilst out running the first week back. I sounded like a heavy smoker running as I battled my way through 20min runs during the first week and wondered how can I possibly run 10km and swim and ride before that? I have always blamed the altitude and not the lack of fitness. Something I’ve been claiming for the last 5 years I’ve been here. Luckily the fitness returns daily and you see improvements across the board until the fatigue sets in again! Oh how I have missed that feeling!
Life up here is simple and it’s a great daily training environment with minimal distractions to get back into the groove. I’ll return to civilization on the 18th of December before returning back to Falls on the 4th of January with the whole squad of Gong Wizards. Something I look forward to.
Merry Christmas all and be Merry with the ones you love! Be safe and see you all in the New Year.