February 28, 2007
Think about this when you are half way through the run of an Ironman or Half-Ironman race and you are feeling blue. Your mouth is all gummy and one more gel would make you throw up. The smell of gatorade is nauseating. You're leaning against the wall as other racers start passing you more frequently. And they're all talking to you, "Come on..almost there." The head is dizzy. Just putting one foot in front of the other is like asking yourself to climb Mount Everest. You doubt you can finish. You just want to stop, fall down and lay on the side of the road. End it right there.
So, Think about those words. Take action. And finish that damn race. All Doubt will be removed.
February 27, 2007
February 20, 2007
I remember seeing Julie Moss on Wide World of Sports in 1982. It was an incredible story then. Today, it's still an inspiration. I have to belive that almost all of us that do triathlon, especially Ironman, are still inspired by Julie's heroic efforts. If we can be as brave as she was then when we're faced with future challenges, then we'll be just fine. Julie Moss, Triathlon Hero, worth watching again.