The irrational desire to conquer your best, to draw strength from your weakest point and to finish knowing that you overcame pain most people will not experience in their lifetime. The reason I wake up most mornings at 4:30 AM; tired and hurting to start the journey all over again. There is something about endurance sports that brings out the raw emotion of everything that is boiling inside of you. There is something about watching the sunrise in the horizon and knowing the only thing that will push you on to the greater distance is yourself. I am driving this train. The only thing propelling me are my own legs and the shear will to reach some ridiculous goal in the future. I want to quit at times. I often ask myself why I am beating myself up so much, this hurts and I am tired. None the less, I wake up every morning and face myself all over again.
I can’t pinpoint one answer to why it is that I do what I do. All I know is that I have never felt more alive, more me and more great than in those moments when it is just me and the road. I have thought of my biggest ideas, battled the craziest demons and experienced the grace of The Almighty out there.
So to the people who don’t get it, don’t understand why I push all I can say is: “Just give it a try.”
Be great today.
Check out this inspiring video from ultra marathoner Kriss Moehl. She ROX!