Howard Beech - The Crew That Gets Me Through

The 6AMers...The Crew That Gets Me Through

Tis the season and you are all the reason I drag my ass out of bed when I'm
feeling dead at the crack of dawn.
Drag it down to where I belong; with all of you.

The bell goes off at 5am. A few yawns before dawn as the slippers go on.
I grab some pre-fuel brew to push me through.
I shake it up and guzzle it down with no one around.
Even the dog won't wish me off.

Into the car, the studio is not far and off I go to find a space to race in place.
I walk through the door, slide across the floor and check the playlist to get
the gist of what Michael will insist we will crush today.

I find my seat and clip in my feet to test my mettle with a stroke of the pedal
that is both smooth and deliberate.
If there's a better way to start the day I've not yet considered it.

Soon the flywheels spin and I get this sh*t eating grin when I realize that Fit On is home.
Why face the day alone when I could be with all of you doing what we do.

When my breathing becomes heavy, I imagine myself a supercharged hemi
powering through the class and throwing down the gas for as long as I can last.

Then there's the chatter and doubt that I have to work out before the smile you often see.
Before my mind can unwind I have to drive the pace and get rid of the grimace on my face as
I work out the kinks from the last ride.

Then the tunes roll out and Michael starts to shout and my cares melt away as the music
starts to play and I let the day roll on its way. I cut out the chatter that doesn't matter and look
to shatter goals I've set for myself.

My eyes are closed but my mind is open as the passion soaks in. We all start to climb and
forget about the time. We give up the whine and we all band together.

I marvel at the energy we share and how we dare ourselves to be stronger, live longer and
with more passion. It's not easy, at 6am, to find the will to climb those hills and face our ills but
we push through the pace. We let the beat move our feet in perfect time and let the morning
shine in.

And just when we're feeling weak, we reach down and find a peak and then quickly sneak
some retreat before we hit repeat.

The truth is, I am inspired by the stories you bring, the ones that make this thing we have so special.
I hope we do it together for a long time to come and not let our fitness be undone by anyone.

Thank you, 6AMers, for pushing me and helping me see that Fit On is where I want to be.

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