Gruesome 80km bike ride brings a good daily life lesson

Last Sunday, I did an 80km bike ride with friends.  

What was supposed to be a normal ride, turned out to be a total disaster for me. Low energy, rock bottom body fuel, zilch on power.

Problem: Pre-workout nutrition.

I only had a cookie before starting the ride.

At just 25% into the ride, I was already “out”.  I tried to boost myself with a power bar, and then a power gel, but to no effect.  Halfway through the ride, we stopped at a carinderia in Naic, Cavite,  and I ate lugaw with egg. Still inadequate.

All efforts were too late.  It was a horrific ride. 

My life lesson: I cannot dive into my ride/day without the proper “pre-workout/pre-day nutrition”.  

Similarly, what would normally be a full and fulfilling day could end up a total fiasco (like my bike ride) if my pre-day nutrition would be composed of:

*The morning paper – full of issues that will frustrate me

*AM Radio – hmmmm, still full of issues highly opinionated discussions that would make my head spin

*FM Radio – Well, this isn’t so bad, especially if I like the music, but the positive effect on me is short-lived.

No wonder many end the day so stressed and burned out.  Problem? Pre-day nutrition.

Solution: God and His Word.

Enduring. Refreshing. Comforting. Encouraging. Inspiring. Rewarding. 

Psalm 1:2-4 His delight in in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night.  He is a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither.  Whatever he does prospers.

  3 comments for “Gruesome 80km bike ride brings a good daily life lesson

  1. July 5, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    Good blog! Nutrition before doing anything is absolutely crucial!!!

  2. September 27, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    I was inspired reading the article about your team in multisport magazine

    • janssenmorados
      October 14, 2011 at 5:44 pm

      Thanks for the feedback. If you train too, join us anytime 🙂

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