Since discovering the benefits of running on 'shrooms, all of a sudden, I'm running on 'shrooms.
Not just any 'shrooms, these are Four Sigmatic's Cordyceps Elixers and my gosh have they impacted my endurance abilities. I'll take a sachet before a bike ride or run and feel the benefits of it almost immediately.
While travelling typically I eat and drink far more than normal, especially in different countries where the culinary experience is a huge part of discovering new locations. Many of the off grid type accommodation locations don't tend to have gym facilities so I'll roll out a mat and practice yoga via Youtube Videos (Balanced Beet is my favourite). I'll also try to incorporate cardio into my practice, okay, I'll be honest, the main reason is that I got into a bet with one of my business partners and signed a contract challenge between my family (Andrew and I) and his family of 5 (two adults and three teenagers) whereby whichever family achieves the target distance, the losing family pays for a holiday for the winning family.
So, I grabbed Andrews Garmin and got running, for health but also to win.
I set the watch to run and headed out to rack up milage.
... finishing up with some breath work and bodyweight movements.
... and panting back, tired, sweating, invigorated and ready to log my mileage against my competition.
Practicing yoga my body thrives with stretches, sometimes if I align my breath and really feel present within it, my stretches feel so restorative and I can visualise toxins leaching out - woowoo I know!
So so smug. Of course motivation should come from within and it should be sustainable, in this case it is to an extent, exercise and breaking into a sweat is a reward, it's thanking your body for it's strength and everything that it offers. Although, friendly competition is kinda fun - especially seeing the benefits amongst us all!