The enjoyment/sense of accomplishment of a tough workout usually follows the finish of the tough workout by minutes, hours, days, but rarely during the actual workout. It’s kind of like the saying the C. S. Lewis saying that I often quote, as long as you think of your workout as an adventure.
Adventures are never fun while you’re having them.
What made this “adventure” a bit unique was that it was 3 workouts bundled into a single workout, in this case, riding up the Tower Road on Galbraith and back down 3 times one right after another. That means 3 tough workouts, each with an immediate sense of accomplishment for reaching the top and each with the immediate enjoyment of whizzing back down the road. Add to that, the bonus sense of accomplishment for reaching the top 3 times as planned.
Now I am not tooting my own horn or anything, because I was not a pretty picture of fitness on any of the 3 summits. Rather, I was a sweaty pig in a Nike shirt on the first summit and it only got worse from there, but I didn’t run across a single person that I knew, so ya’know, it didn’t matter; I got my workout. I did have to get off and push the last 1/2 switchback on the 3rd run, so I’ve properly set the stage for a sequel, or for a new PR in workout terms.
Relive Link – if you’re bored 😉