During lockdown I had a lack of physical activity, so I and friends decided to start cycling. My main motive for starting cycling was to stay fit and healthy. Cycling is a wonderful workout that keeps me active and it also shapes a healthy physical and mental lifestyle. I and my society mates cycled from Umra till dumas and vice versa (28 km) every alternate day a week for 2 months straight. The learning outcomes which cycling provided were:
LO1-Identify own strengths and develop areas for growth in this I identified that after a month of cycling, I can drive 19 to 20 kilometers straight in an hour without taking a break. I feel very motivated after knowing this and now I feel that I can drive more distance in a short period of time.
LO2 – Demonstrate that challenges have been undertaken, developing new skills in the process in this the main challenge that I overcame was laziness and punctuality. I woke up at 5 sharp and drove around 28 kilometers every alternate day for 2 months straight, this was not so easy for me. Because of lockdown I become very lazy, and waking up this early is not a cup of my tea, but I pushed myself and overcome my laziness, and doing this for 2 months straight made me more punctual.
LO3 – demonstrate how to initiate and plan a CAS experience, due to lockdown my sleeping schedule was changed, I used to sleep around 12:30 am and wake around 8 in the morning, I had to manage my time and sleep early so that I can wake up with enough sleep. I also encouraged my friends to do so.
LO4 – Show commitment to and perseverance in CAS experiences, in 2 months I drove around 850 kilometers, being committed to this was not that easy but it was very necessary. I guess going with friends made it much easier to commit to, on the other hand, it made it hard for us to manage the time accordingly but my commitment to this encouraged us.
LO5 – Demonstrate the skills and recognize the benefits of working collaboratively, working with others sometimes is hard for me, but my friends were very encouraging and supportive, making collaboration much easier. Working in a team made my experience more fun and fruitful. To conclude waking up early and going till dumas to see the surreal view with my friends was very refreshing and relaxing at the same time very effective for both my physical and mental health.