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Afraid of the unknown…

on January 19, 2012

I did my stress ECG test yesterday. The results were great…my heart is functioning normally and I am also quite fit according to the results.  But there is a part of me that feels I have failed this test in some way.
You see, the stress test involves walking/running on a treadmill at increasing inclines until you can go no further.  You can stop when you have had enough.  Well my problem is that I think I stopped too soon. I know I could have pushed myself further but I didn’t. And its been playing on my mind ever since. 
You see, I didn’t go into this thing with a game plan (why would I?) so I hadn’t considered what I would do at this moment. Don’t get me wrong, it was hard work but I know I gave up too soon and this was proven by my max HR for the test of only 168.  I’ve pushed myself further than that before!!
I think the real reason I am kicking myself over this is that I had the opportunity to really see how far I could go under supervised conditions and I blew it.  Now I still don’t know just what my real limits are and that is something that has always worried me because I know I hold back sometimes when I’m training. I hold myself back from pushing myself further and going into unknown territory.  If nothing else its a lesson learnt and I really do have to start finding the confidence to push myself into the unknown.


One response to “Afraid of the unknown…

  1. Perhaps you could look on it as…. that you now know AT LEAST what you can do…. at a minimum!


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