What an incredible, intense few weeks these have been, I feel like I've been caught up in a whirlwind of flames, leather and burned rubber! As you might have noticed while glancing over here, I am what is endearingly called a 'petrolhead'. Albeit a somewhat forlorn one for a while. But no longer!
After five years of hardly riding my motorcycle at all I decided to return to the racetrack last week (not for racing though, just for the fun of riding), and it has sure been a thrilling roller coaster ride. I've been riding motorcycles for eleven years but I lost my mojo a while ago because of an unhappy relationship, which took me a while to recover from. But as I've been learning and growing so much these past years, I found great joy again in so many areas of my life that there's just no holding me back now. So this new Beauty Detox photo blogging assignment couldn't have come at a better time, and I look forward to sharing this story with you.
As you might imagine I was incredibly nervous at first to get out there again, more so because I was riding at the infamous French racetrack Le Mans on a 1000cc race bike, in the presence of the double World Superbike Champion Troy Corser who's been my hero for the longest time. Whew!
The first morning, right before I was about to go out for my first riding session, Troy somehow caught the early onset of panic looming in my eyes and immediately took me under his wing. And boy, I couldn't have wished for a better guardian angel.
In Beauty Detox terms it would be like someone had completely put you off from ever having your once beloved GGS again, and then suddenly the fairy godmother-like Kimberly Snyder turns up smiling at your doorstep with her magic Vitamix, and before you know it you're chopping romaine again and blending your heart out.
So, here's me getting ready to chop my romaine, so to speak. ;)
P.s.: With everything that was going on I'm pretty proud that I managed to eat 100% allergy-and Beauty Detox-friendly while being on the road. Since it was extremely hot and riding on a track is physically very demanding, I had lots of easily digestible foods that packed a serious nutritional punch, like the GGS, vegan power protein smoothies, raw walnut porridges, hummus lettuce wraps, etc... but most importantly I needed to make sure I staid well hydrated - Troy told me he even drinks no less than 6 litres of water on such days. I learned so much and so I'm really looking forward to sharing my best travel and sports nutrition tips and recipes with you in a future post as well. :)