No ordinary moments (Crikey – that’s for sure!)

Baz - Kayaking Terrigal Beach, Australia
Baz – Kayaking Terrigal Beach, Australia

There are no ordinary moments, no ordinary people, no ordinary lives.

That has to be my all-time favourite mantra that I like to chant to myself, it energisers my mind, body, and spirit whenever I do. 

Strewth, I’m probably sounding like one of those weirdos’, but in any case, as I headed to the shed for my first row since falling ill with a viral infection just over one week ago, that little ditty was revolving through my mind.

I didn’t push myself on the 10,000-metre row, preferring to simply let me body find and regulate its own pace.  Consequently, this wasn’t my fastest or strongest row, in fact it would more resemble something I would do as a warm-up, or warm-down.

Baz - Kayaking off Terrigal Beach, Australia
Baz – Kayaking off Terrigal Beach, Australia

But you know, it didn’t matter, this was one of my best rows ever, after all it signalled my body was getting stronger once again, back to normal.

And yes, as I headed back down to the usual spa bath and cold shower I had a beaming smile on my face.

Truly, even in the face of adversity, there are no ordinary moments, no ordinary people, no ordinary lives…

 Chant that mantra a few times to yourself today and you might find that the world takes on a whole new and wonderful dimension!

Crikey, I guarantee that strangers will smile at you, you’ll feel better inside, and you’ll feel empowered to tackle anything that life throws at you…

But of course, if all else fails, simply remain out of control and see what develops…

Baz - Out of control on the Waimak River, New Zealand
Baz – Out of control on the Waimak River, New Zealand
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15 thoughts on “No ordinary moments (Crikey – that’s for sure!)

  1. Mind Margins/Run Nature December 5, 2012 / 10:46 am

    Wonderful post! Love the mantra and it makes me smile — which can’t affect everyone around me.

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  2. AndrewGills December 4, 2012 / 1:46 pm

    Love your mantra. Mind is: “For every success a thousand failures forgotten lie but for every failure to try a thousand successes may prematurely die”

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  3. icescreammama December 4, 2012 / 10:19 am

    I love it!! So glad you’re feeling better!

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  4. sarahsdoodles December 4, 2012 / 7:36 am

    Congrats on getting back out there! The first exercise of sorts, coming off an illness/injury is always a little intimidating!

    Lately, I’ve been going with the age old, “live every day to the fullest” mantra, myself!

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    • The Landy December 4, 2012 / 8:37 am

      It is good, and good for you to!

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  5. Sas December 4, 2012 / 7:16 am

    I’ve already written this one down so I don’t forget it 🙂

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  6. barbara grandberg December 4, 2012 / 6:45 am

    i also really like your mantra…and glad that you are feeling better :}

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    • The Landy December 4, 2012 / 7:27 am

      Much better BG…in terms of rowing, slow time, pace, but it was about getting back out there this morning. Quite a humid day as well…

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  7. One Fit Mama December 4, 2012 / 6:34 am

    Love it.
    And you’re right

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    • The Landy December 4, 2012 / 7:26 am

      I love it…quick starts me when I need it…

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  8. travelingmarla December 4, 2012 / 5:02 am

    I love that: “…simply remain out of control and see what develops…” Great post as usual.

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