With less the 48 hours until the start of my race I woke up with the beginning stages of an ear infection!
This coupled with the 35 degree start temperature and 30% chance of showers, this is going to be EPIC! The training is done the nutrition is tuned in, it’s now just time to make it happen. My expectations are pretty high as always, I’m not a I just want to finish type of guy. I have packet pickup tonight which will finally make this whole thing a reality. There is no turning back, my ear will do what it has to do and the the elements are the same for every other athlete, the hay is in the barn and the rest is up to me.
Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever. That surrender, even the smallest act of giving up, stays with me. So when I feel like quitting, I ask myself, which would I rather live with?