"After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb." ~Nelson Mandela
The Habit2Goal podcast's mission is particularly in line with today's subject: climbing.
We're all climbing metaphorically through the challenges in our lives, but MG's latest physical challenge merged the metaphorical and literal, learning about the endurance and strength that comes from climbing.
If everything goes according to plan, as you listen to this episode MG will be headed back from the North rim of the Grand Canyon back to the South, after going the previous day from the South to the North. It's called the Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim (R2R2R) challenge, and preparation and training for the last three months has been fairly intense.
Challenge and change is a common theme on Habits2Goals. We set new challenges because life is hard -- we can either sit around and settle into complacency or we can go out and test our mental and physical toughness.
Since this latest challenge was quite literally about climbing, the training and preparation had to focus on tracking a new climbing habit. Using the Stair Master was a reality check -- renamed the "ass kicker," an initial 20-minute workout became a torturous 15-minute exercise.
But we all know and understand the magic of the Habit Factor's rhythmic training system, and putting in the work to create a climbing habit slowly paid off, with the latest workout reaching level 9 and 40+ minutes (overall).
From a conditioning standpoint -- cardio, breathing -- climbing has been a revelation, an unparalleled workout that boosted strength and endurance. (The Apple Health App was a great tool.)
When we create these physical challenges, it's always rewarding to see how far we've come.
Listen in for more on climbing as a challenge -- both physical and mental -- and using the Habit Factor to help you navigate change, challenges, and the biggest climbs in your life.
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