NOBODY GOES TO LEADVILLE, KANZA, LOTOJA because it's easy. We go because it's hard. And we know, no matter the result on the given day, we're gonna be a heckuvalot better for it.
So, when the messages started coming in this morning...
- Coach Loran kicked my butt
- That was brutal, I'll be cursing you tomorrow
... well, it made me just giddy as all getout!
It's so easy to make things... easy. To keep the bar low. To make your kids' breakfast when they're 17, but there's no lasting joy in it.
It's the big gran fondo, the impossible century, the 10 mile climb that gives us, me for sure, joy... because they require a lot, and the deliver incredible experiences and memories that last a lifetime.
But, you know what the real benefit is? Yes, I know you do. It's the confidence we gain that...
I can do hard shtuff.
... I can climb that mountain, I can lift that for you, I can stay focused when it's all goingtoheckinahandbasket... because I've done it before and I'm prepped to do it again.
Which brings me back to Coach Loran... she's prepping the PEDALposse to be stronger than ever, on and off the bike.
If you're into that sort of badassery, what are you waiting for?
8 hours sleep