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People like to ask me what the toughest part of #777project was. There were some tough sections: running 100k in Antarctica, running back and forth on the same 1.5 mile trail for 12 hours overnight on New Years Eve, and running in the Arctic where it got so cold my water froze solid. . With all that said, this section on the @thenorthfacethailand 50k tried to break me. It was the only race where I thought to myself "I could totally quit right here" and let the thought dance in my mind for more than just a few seconds. . I thought I started off well, but the back half was a single-track trail with no footing that went straight up for about 2 miles. NOBODY could run it so you did your best to power hike it and it just zapped your energy and momentum. There want much of a path and you had to push branches out of your way as you were climbing. It was absolutely demoralizing. . This shot was at the top of that hill as the path started to clear. I can't tell you exactly what I was thinking here, but I'm pretty sure I was making up new swear words that never existed before that moment. . I thought more about quitting that race than I've ever thought about quitting any other race ever, but I didn't fly halfway across the world to not run the whole thing and I wasn't going to start now - so I gritted my teeth, stared at the ground and focuses on one step at a time. . No matter how strong you get or how much you run, the race is always decided in your mind first. Decide what you're going to do and then finish what you started. #boom #getsome . http://impossiblehq.com/777 . #777 #777project #pushyourlimits #dosomethingimpossible #fitness #endurance #running #tnf50k #getafterit #wedohardstuff #pencilsofpromise #thailand #bangkok #khaoyai #rogerthat #inspiration #motivation #discipline #disciplineisfreedom #beafinisher
FINISHED. . Race #5 is in the books for the #777project! . This was the North Face Thailand 50k race for the Asia leg of the project, but don't let the distance of the race deceive you. There's a reason this is a qualifying race for UTMB. . No joke, this race tried to break me. I felt great through 18 miles. We did a ton of climbing through the first 25k, but my legs felt good and the rest of the race was supposed to be rolling hills (plus a quick single track climb). . LIES. ALL LIES. . The short single track climb turned into 2 miles of "no track" climbing, plus a mile straight down of basically stepping stones with no clear path. . I think mile 20 took me 30 minutes just cause there was no where to put your feet! No one was moving much faster either. . One I got down from that climb, my legs were completely trashed and I tried to hold on through the finish line, but no lie - this was an ugly one. . I've done a lot of hard (and long) races that hurt quite a bit, but I have never quit a race before (or even entertained the thought of it). But, over the last ten miles of this race, that thought popped into my head over and over again, but I put my head down and kept going (while cursing every small incline on the way). . With all that said, it is done. FINISHED. #boom💥 . 777 Update! ✅ 5 races finished ✅ 5 continents visited 🇺🇸 🇨🇱 🇦🇶 🇹🇭 🇦🇺 💰 $123,722 raised for @pencilsofpromise . Only 2 races to go and just over 2 more schools to build - PLUS I'm matching all donations. . Let's do this 👉🏼 http://impossiblehq.com/777 . . . . #777project #ultramarathon #ultra #marathon #travel #instatravel #fit #fitness #instafit #fitnessmotivation #running #runnersofinstagram #runners #asia #thailand #bangkok #bkk #tnf50k #thenorthfacethailand2017 #embracethesuck #pushyourlimits #dosomethingimpossible #gymjones #mindgames #endurance #athlete

Awesome shoot this morning with @nireyal on becoming #indistractable Thanks for making the time Nir! https://t.co/U3xU8mCbl4

5 days, 4 hours ago

Throwback Thursday. . I need an excuse to get back to San Diego. Maybe an @impossiblehq event? 🤔

1 week, 1 day ago

Less worse. Not a lot, but a little every day. It adds up. . Outrun mediocrity.

1 week, 2 days ago

Reload. Which one should I start first? https://t.co/4dXUffZgwS

1 week, 4 days ago

You already know what to do.⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ You’re wreaking havoc on yourself by couching your fear of uncertainty in indecision.⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ You tell yourself that⁠:⠀ ▪️You’re being rational⁠⠀ ▪️You're worried you'll make the wrong decision.⁠⠀ ▪️You just want to make sure everything’s perfect.⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ But we both know that’s not the case.⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ What you really are – is scared.⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ You don’t need more information. You don’t need more time. You don’t need someone else to come along and help you.⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ You need to look yourself in the mirror. You need to breathe deep. And you need to find the courage to do the thing.⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ Remind yourself who the hell you are.⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ And if you’re not sure – maybe it’s time to figure that out.⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ Take a cold shower. Put your shoes on and run until you blister your feet. Sit in an ice bath until you go numb. Do burpees until you puke. Then do some more.⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ You think it’s about fitness, but it has nothing to do with fitness.⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ Turn your brain off. Stop trying to be so smart that you're paralyzed by overthinking. And stop believing all your excuses.⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ They’re getting old.⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ Plus, you’re better than that.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ You already know what to do.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ So do it.⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ #noexcuses #pushyourlimits #puketest #impossible #impossiblefitness #impossiblenutrition #dosomethingimpossible

1 week, 5 days ago

1 hour every Sunday.⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ The last few weeks I've been setting aside time on my calendar for one hour every Sunday.⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ 1 hour to focus, plan, and layout the week in front of me.⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ I've been busier than I ever have the last 6 weeks or so, but the one hour/week has been a complete game changer for making sure the stuff I say I want to get done - actually gets done - and makes the rest of the week that much easier.⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ Do you have a Sunday routine?⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ #impossible #impossiblehq #pushyourlimits #onehouronsunday #productivity #focus #planning⁠⠀

1 week, 6 days ago

First customer! 🍵👊🏼 Congrats to @nateliason on finally opening @cupandleaftea! https://t.co/KMinj1YyQo https://t.co/QxZlO9bE9l

2 weeks, 6 days ago

Great to see @ben_kenyon_ in Texas and bump into @ryanholiday at the Spurs/Blazers game this weekend. . Thanks for the hookup Ben! Excited for what you're working on next! 👊🏼👊🏼

3 weeks, 5 days ago

Well this is a cool milestone https://t.co/MBWjbm5FB6 @impossiblehq https://t.co/YSu4pnLnbe

4 weeks, 1 day ago

*Tap tap* – “Is this thing on?”⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ I was in Napa this week consulting with a startup. I had the morning off so I walked a two mile hike into town planning on getting some work done in town.⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ On the way in, I realized my shoes were terrible for walking and the back of my foot was blistering up. Annoyed, I sat down to work. Computer is at 8%. Neat. Quick check of the place - no outlets either. Double neat.⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ No battery. Zero outlets. Shoes that were trying to ruin my day and my two mile walk back. (The coffee was good though).⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ So what do I do? ⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ I changed into shorts (always carry shorts), walked to the edge of town, kicked off my shoes, and rucked back home barefoot 🦶🏻.⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ There’s always a reason NOT to do something.⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ If you want to find an excuse NOT to do something, it’s easy. You’re gonna find them. ⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ Look for excuses to do the things that the person you want to be would do. Then do them.⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ You’ll have to do thing unconventionally. You’ll get a bunch of weird looks. People will say things. I’m pretty sure I got a least a half-dozen WTF looks on the run.⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ Doesn’t matter. Do it anyways.⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ #napa #napavalley #impossible #pushyourlimits #dosomethingimpossible #onmyrun #run #runners #barefoot #inspiration #motivation #discipline #impossiblefitness⁠

1 month ago

Planning the next move.⁠⠀

1 month ago

Have you seen the new video yet?⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ A brand new chapter at @impossiblehq // Subscribe 👇🏼⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ https://impossible.yt⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ #pushyourlimits #dosomethingimpossible #impossible #impossiblehq #impossiblefitness #impossiblenutrition #inspiration #motivation #discipline #rogerthat #good #getafterit @impossibletv

1 month, 1 week ago

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