There is a beautiful nature reserve about fifteen minutes by bike from our house. It is a wonderful area for hiking and mountainbiking. The trail is quite varied, with single tracks through the trees, a stretch over the heath and challenging climbs.
A few weeks ago I did a round with two friends: Peter and Wietse. Peter is a soldier with a strong stamina and Wietse swims at the highest national level.
I was trying to stay close to them, with a high heart rate and painful legs. After 15 kilometers it went wrong. I went over my limit. After a descent I misjudged a corner, and before I knew it, I flipped over my handlebar. Full on my head.
With a sore shoulder, a few scrapes and trembling legs, I was relieved. Without my helmet I would have been a lot worse off.
Especially in my work, which –like so many other knowledge workers– demands so much from the brain. I realized: even more important than improving yourself, is protecting your current condition.
And yes, science and technology can help there too. Sometimes as simple as a helmet.
For now: let’s continue with the newsletter. Enjoy reading!
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