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Before I get into it - Happy Father's Day to you folks who have elected to take on a fathering role in life. ๐Ÿฅฐ And now for today's story inspired by the 81.5 mile 8,691 ft of vert ride I did today with my husband John - topping out above 11,000 ft..... The ride was great - I was ticking off PRs - temps were cool - and there was the perfect amount of cloud cover for about 77 miles, that is. That changed with a quickness and the sufferfest began. The cloud cover disappeared and the conditions changed to a scorching hot 100ยฐF as we climbed the final 4.5 miles and about 1500 ft of vert. I'm not a fan of heat in general and I'm definitely not when riding. As my body temp started to spike - my anxiety did too.

As much as I wanted to keep moving at a clip - the heat was getting to me, and I didn't want to spontaneously combust.

I told John what was going on and asked him to back off the pace a little. He knows those conditions are my kryptonite so he said "of course" - slowed a bit - and checked in w me about my liquid intake. Cloud cover returned, we rode through shaded sections and I came back to life and finished strong. Similarly to on the bike - in work it's key to have awareness about the effect of conditions AND to communicate about it. This is true for ourselves and the people in our care. I find that having the awareness is great but it doesn't help anyone much if we don't communicate about it. That said - as you move forward this week - ask yourself these questions and consider what you want to and are will to do about the answers. ๐Ÿ‘‰ Are you aware of the conditions in which you thrive and those that are your kryptonite? ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ‘‰ How and to whom do you communicate it to so they can know too and can support and take action accordingly? ๐Ÿ‘‰ What about the conditions and your people? ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ‘‰ How and to whom do you communicate about it with to support their pursuit of optimal performance? #coaching #impact #evolving #businessathlete #slgimpact

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