In fitness and sports we like to talk about goals and personal bests. But something we do not like to talk about is failure. Somehow the error culture in our modern social media influenced world is non existing. We rather present failure free and perfect lives on Instagram. But this is not the real world. Everyone fails sooner or later. It is absolutely human and we have to talk honestly about it. So I’ll make the first step: I failed and missed my Berlin Marathon goal of running a sub 4 hour time. And I am not very happy about it. And I know many other runners that also missed their goals at the Berlin Marathon 2018, and are also gutted about it. So why am I writing this blogpost? Maybe to give us all, including me a different perspective on how we can overcome our failures.
Having cold showers every day was one of my new year’s resolutions. In the beginning it was definitely hard to have a cold shower, or at least a cold splash at the end of a hot shower every day. But in the end the they were absolute worth it. They also helped me become a morning person. Here are my top 9 benefits of cold showers why:
Until a few months ago I was not a morning person at all. I would get up fairly late (at around 8 a.m.) and be at the office by 9:30. I would work out in my lunch break or in the evenings. But then I changed cities and jobs and working out at lunch time was not an option any more. I had to work out in the mornings if I wanted to get in my training in as planned. My only option was to transform myself into a morning person. (Btw: Here you can read about how to get into a new fitness routine after a move.) Fast forward a few months: I transformed myself into a morning person, getting up at 6 a.m. (nearly) every weekday and working out. It was not an easy process, but I applied a simple 5 step strategy to help me with it.
I first met Michael Law in March 2017 when I joined Adidas Runners London in preparation for London Marathon. At this time he was preparing for his Guiness World Record for the fastest Marathon dressed as a star, which he held until January 2018. —
Have you ever thought of trying a new sport for the new year? Don’t wait any longer. It is a great way to break up your routine. Additionally a new sport will challenge you physically, mentally and even socially. So why not try a new sport as your New Years resolution?