Thank god I don't have to ride a bike at Lumberjack!
My "issues" that I have written about here and on dailymile of late have nothing to do with running and everything to do with how I see myself in everyday life. I think my goal is to prove to myself that I am truly capable of amazing feats of physical and mental endurance. And just maybe I can carry that enduring quality to other areas of my life where I feel less "awesome". Sometimes my running bravado is nothing more than window dressing to disguise how timid I am when not on the road.
I have no idea how I will respond when the miles get long and slow, or when the night gets dark and cold. But I already know how I react when confronted with obstacles. That is "the wall" I hope to smash.
I listened to a podcast this morning where the hosts discussed running a one hundred mile race. They compared it to childbirth. Even though these guys will never know the pain of childbirth they do know that a woman delivering a child cannot take a "DNF". You have to go all the way. Its time I took that attitude. Its time I stopped taking a DNF in life.
This is one challenge I am ready to tackle.