Friday, 25 May 2012

Hitting the wall

Sometimes you hear someone say, or you read, "then he hit a wall" meaning what exactly?
Run direct to the wall?? NO!!!

In endurance sports such as cycling and running, hitting the wall or the bonk describes a condition caused by the depletion of glycogen stores in the liver and muscles, which manifests itself by sudden fatigue and loss of energy. Milder instances can be remedied by brief rest and the ingestion of food or drinks containing carbohydrates. The condition can usually be avoided by ensuring that glycogen levels are high when the exercise begins, maintaining glycogen levels during exercise by eating or drinking carbohydrate-rich substances, or by reducing exercise intensity.

Everyone of us at some point will "hit the wall" on our journey in life. A place in which we feel STUCK (emotionally, spiritually, physically, and even financially). A place where we continually repeat unhealthy patterns. In return, those patterns give us the same negative, unhealthy outcomes and we continually "hit the wall".!
There will be a season in each of our lives where we will be confronted with the brutal facts of our reality. A time in which we can't walk, run, or hide from our pain anymore. Some of us feel so tired, knocked down, beat up, and have been tottering on emotional craziness...why? Because, we've been ignoring the emotional life (what's really hurting us within).
A good starting question to ask ourselves is, "What is your pain?" And then, exploring and engaging the "why" behind that pain.

For Runners "hit a wall." It's a point where the runner is exhausted and in pain. But if he/she keeps running, the runner can go past this point. "Get a second wind."
Very nice Distance Marking for Full Marathon

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