Last night at the FootZone, we got to hear four amazing people tell their stories about running the Western States 100 Endurance Race. Never have we been so captivated. These four people ran 100 miles in less than 20 hours (much less, in some cases), less than one week ago – and lived to tell about it.
All four – Scott Wolfe, Denise Bourassa, Max King and Stephanie Howe – were blinding us with their brand new silver belt buckles, but we didn’t notice as we all sat in awe while they told their personal stories of triumph to an audience who listened very closely.
Each story was different. And each story had its ups and downs. But we learned a few very important things last night – and these lessons are worth repeating.
- Prepare. Make sure you are ready to tackle a challenge both physically and mentally. There will be moments of doubt, but they will be brief.
- Know yourself. Stay in check with yourself and how you feel. This is the one time you need to be focused on you and you, alone.
- Thank your support team. We heard nothing but gratitude for their crew from these champs.
- Trust yourself. When you trust yourself and your ability, there is nothing you cannot accomplish.