So, I was at a party last weekend and some friends told me all about how they bought bikes and signed up for the STP (Seattle to Portland Bike Classic). I was honestly taken aback (and was also pretty sure they were high from running marathons) when they asked if I’d train with them and join them for the STP.
I tried explaining just how intense that ride must be (I’ve never done anything close to 50 miles let alone 202), but they were so determined that listening to them got me excited and motivated.
Long story short, I’m seriously considering it.
Of course, now I’ve got a million questions about the whole thing, so I’ve been asking around the web for advice. One thing I’ve run into a few times now is,
“I’ve always wanted to do the STP”
“That one has been on my list for years”
“I was gonna do that, but…”
I’m honestly a little surprised by the high number of “I’ve almost done thats” I’ve encountered with regards to the STP. It got me wondering:
What’s holding you back?
…and this question isn’t just for those considering the STP. It’s for everyone. Are you thinking about running a marathon? Planning to join the gym? Wondering about Yoga?
What’s stopping you?
Time can be a friend or an enemy based on how you view it. It can be something that steals away your passions and your goals, something you race hoping to someday beat, or something you embrace with the knowledge that it’s the one thing you have worth spending.
You don’t need money to start. Period. If you want it badly enough, you’ll get what you need.
Don’t know what to do?
You have everything you need to start right now! The rest is just research, asking questions, and trial and hour.
Afraid of failure? Comparing yourself to others? Have other commitments?
I ask again –