Follow whatever fitness interest of yours on social media and the first thing you will come across is some inspirational quote to get yourself out there, something to intimidate you to get going. For someone like myself, when I read them it only manages to excite me like a baby, they get my adrenalin up and they get me totally excited to get in more and more done.
A typical quote that I come across all the time is “what defines you as a runner isn’t how many miles you’ve run or how fast you run. Whats defines you as a runner is the decision to lace up your shoes. Get out the door and run”.
In fact, the same quote can have a totally different reaction to another person who has completely different interests. Maybe my old self a couple of years ago would have not related to such a quote. As it can really aggravate a person from that feeling of leaving his comfort zone.
Life is a long, complicated walk. A human cannot just decide one day on completely changing his lifestyle. The most realistic way to be successful at doing that is to do it in simple small steps, focus on becoming a slightly better person by the day. Start with going out for ten or fifteen min walks every night and increase them as you go. This is my story, I was lucky enough to meet quite a number of different people who pushed me to keep going, their positivity and knowledge is something that I am very thankful for.
We all loose sometimes. We try our hardest and come up short. It’s not the loosing that defines us. It’s how we lose. It’s what we do afterward. Everyone pursues a different path. Eating well and Triathlon training helped me find mine.
This blog is about my halfway point through my journey. Training for my first full distance IronMan in August 2019. For those of you who do not know what an IronMan is, It entails enduring a blistering 4km swim, a 190km bike ride and a 43km run all in one day. It’s going to outline the lessons I’ve learnt, and most importantly how I have discovered so much about my own country when I finally decided to lace out my shoes get out and discover my own home town and the culture behind it.
For the newcomers into this wonderful place you should know that Jordan possibly has the best weather to go out and explore, so you might ass well take advantage and start diving into it. I will start by outlining all the different venues that you can take advantage of. Swim, Bike Run venues firstly. I will go into the different outdoor activities that include hiking, climbing and whatever I will come across during my journey. Whenever a new location is discovered I will post about it and I will include the details of the location and how it can be accessed.
The scenic cycling/running routes will be posted with their relevant gpx map files so that you can all try them out. You can even reach out to me on my contacts page and join me/us on whatever adventure we will be going through. Some will be quite challenging, others will be easy passing through many scenic touristic fun sites. This will really help out newcomers into Jordan to access all the different social sport communities and discover more on what they can do within this place.