The Tuesday circuit session finished at 8:09pm
I know this to be exact because the sky was dark and it prompted me to look at the watch.
"8:09pm!". 6 minutes before the session finishes and it is dark..
It can mean only one thing.
Madmule Fitness training comes into its own. It won't be long until we are starting the session in the darkness. There's a value to getting out amongst the elements and not seeing 100% what's under foot.
Distances become harder to judge. The ground becomes unpredictable when landing a jump. The nervousness I've witnessed in people putting their hands into the ground still amuses me. I understand it, though it does humour me.
Watching people training outdoors demonstrates clearly how desensitised we humans are in danger of becoming. Moving preciously, with caution, carefully, in a way that suggests one is holding a china teapot full of tea.
Training with less light sharpens the senses, the mindset and with the colder months connects us all to a healthy stimulus that the central heating in the office and manicured air conditioning of a gym space will never embrace.
Get my butt outside. YES!!!
Find a training group that throws caution to the elements and purposely welcomes the change of season
Shut the door, pull the blinds at 7pm and hibernate. Condition your body to
a deconditioned status. Allow the elements and daylight to dictate the mood swings and level of stiffness in the back. Keep dreaming of how you imagine it to be....
Unless.... you get out and expose the body to the elements, plenty of movement and experience the colder nights.