The mind catches up with the body…

Update from the road…

Nikola and Antej spent the night in Hancock, Maryland last night. They decided to take a little break and recuperate after the arduous couple of days they had cycling through a storm and enduring the aches and pains manifested through hours and hours on the road. They are safe and well, despite Antej’s achy back and nikola’s swelled up knee.

Farhod has since left the group and is following his own trail. We wish him a safe and prosperous journey and will catch up with him once he’s back in town for an interview.

I had an interesting chat with Nikola last night about their experience so far. It is incredible to hear the mental and emotional rollercoaster that this trip has become. One would think that you would have good days and bad days, easy ones and difficult ones, but apparently the volatility is present hour by hour and minute by minute. Nikola spoke of hitting the “sweet spot” on the road. You are in the flow, hitting your stride, feeling good, thinking positively and enjoying the journey. However, the sweet spot is an elusive stranger that comes once in a while, but most of the time you are chasing it and dealing with ups and downs. Quite an allegory that represents life as we know it, isn’t it?

They miss home, their friends and are still in a place where they can’t believe they are doing this. That being said, they’ve seen a lot of beauty, are getting to know themselves a lot more and are still taking it one day at a time…

More to come soon.

One thought on “The mind catches up with the body…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *