How to be a hero
Nowadays we love to watch heroes like Wonder Woman, Spider-Man… even Ant-Man! But do we live with the same spirit of these heroes? For most of us, the closest we get to being like Spider-Man is swinging through the drive-thru and picking up a combo meal featuring Spidey on the cup. Modern life has become too predictable and too comfortable. Being a hero is all about leaving your comfort zone so you can grow and inspire others.
Would you believe that you can be a hero just by signing up? That’s right! You can be a hero by trying a bike race, fun run or triathlon for the first time! Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Going from the couch to the concrete is called leaving your comfort zone, which makes you a hero. Go ahead and buy yourself a spandex suit. You know you want one.
But you wouldn’t be a hero without an enemy, right? Everybody has one. The truth is, your enemy is inside. It’s that voice in your head that tells you something is too hard… you just can’t do it. If you choose to try an active event, you are showing that voice whose boss! Make sure you gradually train up for any active event. Consider those hours of sweat and tears as your trials. Every hero must face them!
Like in any good superhero movie, the enemy will seek to undo you at your weakest point. Runners and cyclists call it “hitting the wall” or feeling like you just can’t go on. This is part of the hero’s experience. You have to go through the tough stuff to realize you are just as tough. When you cross that finish line, you deliver the final punch and turn that negative voice into noise!
No matter who you are, you can be a hero! Maybe you’ve never stepped out of your comfort zone, or maybe you’ve stepped back into it recently and forgotten how to get out. Just take the first step and keep going. Being a hero is really that simple. It won’t be easy, but the feeling of beating that voice in your head… that’s epic!
Remember to upload your heroic cycling videos on ambalco.com, so you can share your success and inspire others too!