Thursday, April 26, 2012
OK - so if you have read any of my most recent blogs, you are probably starting to become weary of my constant reference to biking - it is my passion and addiction, so be forewarned, more of it is on the way.
One of things I like about mountain biking in particular is the mental focus needed to ride effectively and safely. 90% of most rides are either up hill, down hill, or along trails winding between trees, over narrow bridges, roots, rocks and logs or some combination of all of those elements.
Remaining present and in the moment is critical - I have found out the hard way the consequences of a momentary mental lapse.
And yet, riding is also a great meditative/creative activity. One part of my brain is intensely focused on the next hill or log, while another seems to be merrily doing its own thing.
On my ride today, I had one of those "AHA" moments where a business problem that I had been tumbling around and percolating on for some time became crystal clear. All the information that I needed for the insight had been in front of me for months, I just wasn't putting all the puzzle pieces together until this morning.
The beauty is, I made this discover without hitting a tree and while burning close to 1,000 cal. Maybe I should move my office out onto the trails.
Have a sparktastic day.