It is bloody hot today! It has been above 40 degrees Celsius in Melbourne (Australia) all week (that’s over 104 for you Fahrenheit folk), and with the Australian Open tennis on at the moment, we are marvelling at these super human athletes who compete for hours on court temperatures above 50 degrees!
Then a thought popped into my head. I ran into my high school badminton coach earlier this year, and this was one of the first things that he said to me; “I remember on that stifling hot day, you came to training, and you said to you me, that you imagined that the stadium was one large pool, and guess what, you trained the best I had ever seen you train that day.”
Wow, I totally forgot about this (and how wise was young me…lol), and how sweet that my coaches memory of me was this. I do remember, I was only about 13 at the time, and when temperatures were in their mid to late 30’s, that badminton stadium was a heat and sweat box, with absolutely no air circulation!
My point is, don’t let heat or cold get in the way of achieving your health, fitness and adventure goals. Challenging temperatures (or circumstances) just requires a little more preparation, both physically and mentally, and a shift in perspective!
Some basic tips can be accesses through my Power of Visualisation blog article.