Quit Bitching…

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Was on the 30-mile, 60-obstacle Spartan course at Squaw Valley in Lake Tahoe when we were about 2 miles into the race and came across a sign that pretty much sums up the successful approach one must take to all ultra endurance adventure events…

“Find the level of intolerance you can tolerate and stay there.” – David Horton 

Holy shit balls of fire. ☄️ 

Somebody finally put into words what I have learned since venturing into this semi sicko world. 

People will ask me on a daily basis how I am able to endure some of the stuff that I have done since my baseball playing days ended… 

“Dude, doesn’t your body hurt when you run 100 miles, do a triathlon across the country or play 420 holes of golf in 24 hours?” 

Hey, it’s Stevie SuperSoft!!!!

Of course it hurts Stevie… But it’s a fun pain.  The type of hurt that reminds us that we are ALIVE.  Endurance, both physical & mental, is one of the greatest attributes in life.  So long we figure out how to endure the inevitable highs and lows the world delivers, we will continue to charge forward.  

Yet, endurance isn’t given, it’s EARNED.  Endurance is earned by training our bodies and minds to push our personal threshold of tolerance. 

Marcus Aurilius put it brilliantly over 2000 years ago… 

“If it’s endurable, then endure it. Stop complaining.” 

Basically over 2000 years later, this shit hasn’t changed… 

If you can tolerate it, tolerate it. Quit bitching. 

-EB