Pic of the Week
This pic was taken during the filming of an episode of the Michael Kuzilny Show. A lot of fun after the nerves settled. Amazing the effect a camera will have on your adrenaline levels. I think the interview went well, although not sure if my fly was undone for the entire time. We spoke about a range of topics including my coaching work, some of my darker life moments (tough times) and the hero’s journey. Looking forward (I think) to the episode coming out in a couple of weeks.
Here are the top three things that have made a difference in my week.
They might also be useful for you, or not.
1) A starring role I had with...
Zac Perna.This week I had a client in the practice who is an Instagram and YouTube sensation. Yep, one of those influences we keep hearing about. He was in for his Chiropractic adjustment and to shoot a video for his YouTube channel.
Dr. Callum and I jumped on the floor just before he arrived to bash out 100 pushups (well actually 23) so we didn't look as scrawny next to him during the video shoot. But this guy is more than just a good body. He is on a mission to inspire and educate people in the field of health and performance.
Worth taking a look at his work (ladies don’t look at his Instagram page). You’ve heard me say that we all need role models, people that inspire us to do better with our life. I get his body and lifestyle is his full-time job, but what if you just shifted 10% in his direction what difference would that make. If you did what would you need to do, starting today?
2) Something I did that was scary and exciting...
Red Hill Mountain Bike Trail (at night).If you want to take a night out to a different level try out these trails with a head torch and bike light. “The Lost Boys” (the name we have given our team of 4 doing the upcoming adventure race) did a training run last Thursday night on the Red Hill Mountain bike trails. A heap of nail-biting (handlebar squeezing) fun, these trails are super well maintained with rocks, boulders, tree roots, holes, mud, trees and anything else you can think of (excluding land mines). All made that much better by doing the 4k 20min runs in the dark.
Definitely a goer for family fun during the day on some of the easier trails. There are also cafes at the bottom (open during the day).
3) A cool (hopefully effective) thing I bought…
Armaskin socks.These are hopefully going to be my saviour during a 24-hour adventure race I’m doing in 3 weeks. They are blister preventing liner socks for hikers, runners and adventure sports. The inner surface of the sock has a silicon (Si) polymer coating which gently holds to the skin and PREVENTS any FRICTION that would occur naturally between socks and skin. In theory, any movement generated in the boot/shoe is deflected by the smooth outer surface.
I’ve had some nasty blisters from previous hikes so I’m crossing my fingers that these socks mixed with my new Hoka “Speedgoat” runners will do the trick and have me finish with a hop, skip and a jump rather than a hobble.
Ps. My favorite quote (in the spirit of adventure) this week is : “Adventure should be 80 percent 'I think this is manageable,' but it's good to have that last 20 percent where you're right outside your comfort zone. Still safe, but outside your comfort zone.” Bear Grylls
I would love your feedback on what had an impact on you and the lesson in it, moral of the story, or learning you would share.
Have a ripper finish to your week.
Cheers Dr. Ben
Dr. Ben Carvosso
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