Dare Mighty Things

"Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those timid spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat." -Teddy Roosevelt

Monday, June 22, 2009

Death Race Preparation

Mandatory Gear - Bicycle, Axe, String, Chain Break Tool (bicycle tool), Compass.

In four days Dwight and I will travel to Pittsfield, VT for perhaps the greatest challenge of our lives...the Death Race. Saturday I finished reading the Rock Warrior's Way and it really has helped me put this weekend into perspective. In my 20's this race would have held a much different meaning than it does today. What age has taken with respect to VO2max, muscle mass, and recovery time it has replaced with something far more important...wisdom. There is no "success" or "failure" this weekend, only learning. How often in our 9-5 existences do we truly get to experience what lies outside of our self-limiting comfort zones? To face fear and stay within the moment, open to the possibilities. There is a great deal to do before Saturday.

1 comment:

  1. Chris, Good luck this weekend buddy. I can't imagine doing this race. You are one tough camper.