208: What's the Point?Jul 15, 2021
Ever get into a training rhythm that feels good but out of nowhere it just hits you - why am I doing this? The Olympic Trials got me thinking about putting in the work and not getting the outward-facing goal. There are lots of feel-good stories and interviews with athletes making the team, but what about the athlete that just misses? What about the athlete that finished last? Is it worth all of the work? Why do we do uncomfortable things?
Highlights of the Episode
The Olympic Trials are amazing, inspiring, and heartbreaking
Why go through the pain?
The journey is bigger than one race
If the race is the only thing, what happens even if you finish it, PR it or win it?
The training is where you test yourself - this holds even more for non-elite
This is a matter of integrity - who do you want to be?
You didn’t sign up for easy, you signed up for your best self
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