Not this one:
I'm talking about this one:
Right now I'm sitting in a Starbucks along the race route for the 2013 Iron Man 70.3, and dang it's inspiring!
These athletes are flat-out, crazy-pants, freaks of nature! (In the best possible way) They have 0% body fat, 0% give in, and nothing but determination in their eyes. I am in total awe. How hard have they worked to get to this race? How many hours of praiseless training have they invested? How much pain, suffering, and self-doubt have they suffered? How many slices of cheesecake or scoops of ice cream have they sacrificed in order to properly fuel their bodies?
Probably a lot.
I want to have that kind of determination in my life. NOT IN RUNNING, BIKING, and SWIMMING, of course! Maybe just in the things that matter to me. Like writing for example. Maybe I can work a little harder, train a little better, put more of myself into it, make it a top priority in my life. That way, when I run through metaphorical finish line (because let's be honest, there's no cheering section waiting for when a writer finishes a book) people will want to reach out and give me a high five!
What could you be doing to train better at what you want to accomplish?