"For an occurrence to become an adventure, it is necessary and sufficient for one to recount it." ~ Jean-Paul Sartre

Thursday, February 24, 2011

You are Extraordinary!

The things you do are extraordinary!  

For quite some time this phrase has been rolling around in my head.  As endurance athletes from the first time Couch to 5k runner all the way up to the Multi-day Adventure Racer, you are all cut from the same cloth and continue to challenge yourselves each and every day.

The things you do are extraordinary!

Sometimes in the midst of the challenge it is easy to get down yourselves for not meeting a training or racing goal.  It's important to remember that there are so many people that will never leave their comfortable place on the couch.

The things you do are extraordinary!

The fact that you keep on striving day after day, achieving one goal and quickly moving on to the next is a testament to the sheer power of will in each and everyone of you.  Over the past few years I have been impressed and inspired by so many great people.  I have been as impressed and inspired by beginners as I have athletes that have completed IronMan triathlons.  

The things you do are extraordinary

I have competed in a wide variety of events in this, my second go round in the endurance world and across all of these events one thing remains constant above all else,

You are extraordinary!

1 comment:

  1. I'm constantly amazed by the things that people around me (both in real life and in the blog world) are doing. Stuff I never would have imagined doing until I read about someone else's experience (yeah...thanks for that. :D). And I'll tell you what, I'd never ever have thought I would be doing some of the things I've done in the past couple years.