Day 13: Reminder

Was a little disappointed to hear today that while I can walk, I do not have the clearance to go for a walk outside for any length of time, yet. I was really hoping to start walking around the lakes this weekend. Just when I think I am making good progress, something happens to frustrate me or test my patience.

I was looking for a file on my computer tonight and ran across this…

K Final

This is a photo of the Leadville 100 Mountain Bike course. Those who take on the challenge of racing the 12 hour time cutoff over several mountains after starting 2K above sea level are a rare breed of awesome. Lucky to have known several folks who fall into that category, I was a sherpa for a couple of years. The perseverance of this former mining town turned endurance sports mecca oozes from the race founder Ken Chlouber. Spend any amount of time with or around him and you will hear these very words spoken from his mouth, “You are better than you think you are. You can do more than you think you can.” While he has seen it proven over and over by the folks who choose to participate in the Leadville Race Series who accomplish great feats of endurance, I think also applies to how I deal with today’s frustrating news. I probably have more patience that I want to admit and really don’t have to whine about not being able to go for a walk, because I am better than I think I am and can do more than I think I can. It really is a great thought and an awesome motto or mantra.