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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

Planning the next move.⁠⠀

4 days, 8 hours 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 week ago

"Everyone likes to use this word: IMPOSSIBLE - I don’t think they know what it means." . My newest video - Welcome to IMPOSSIBLE is now live. . After an epic trip, a ton of work, and a few more unexpected delays than I would like - it’s finally out in the world. . You can check the video out on @impossiblehq and youtube - I’ll be releasing more videos and sharing some of the behind-the-scenes in more posts coming up - but for now - go take 2 minutes and check it out. . Https://impossible.yt . . . #impossible #impossiblehq #pushyourlimits #dosomethingimpossible #impossiblefitness #impossiblenutrition #motivation #motivationalvideo #iceland #adventure #travel #video @impossiblehq @impossibletv . Huge thanks to @laurencerioubenson, @jotamoyamartin_, @rob_gif, and @bryant_goodlife with the video help.

1 week ago

This seemed like an incredibly targeted email @ConvertKit https://t.co/WGYBgJQutk

1 week, 1 day ago

Have you seen this trailer yet? https://t.co/vcOvq2C69f https://t.co/EpL9RcHUaf

1 week, 1 day ago

It's hard not to get excited about what's coming up. Is next week here already?⁠ .⁠ Make sure you're subscribed 👇🏼⁠ .⁠ https://impossible.yt⁠ .⁠ .⁠ #welcometoimpossible #impossible #impossiblehq #pushyourlimits #dosomethingimpossible #impossiblefitness #impossiblenutrition #motivation #inspiration #travel #adventure #iceland #video @impossiblehq @impossibletv

1 week, 4 days ago

🤫 https://t.co/vOFSALIljx https://t.co/PYnnUG7z2L

1 week, 5 days ago

This is going to be the best thing I've made yet. https://t.co/f0sJOfRZK9 https://t.co/j0KFx8k32P

1 week, 5 days ago

What have you been putting off?⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ The workout you're going to start...next week.⁠ The project you've been waiting to launch.⁠⠀ The letter you've been meaning to write.⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ Why are you still waiting?⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ You're not getting any younger.⁠⠀ The time will never be right.⁠⠀ It's only going to get harder.⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ Repeat: It's only going to get harder.⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ So stop it. STOP IT.⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ Don't wait till next week.⁠⠀ Don't wait till next month.⁠⠀ Don't wait till next year.⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ Do. The. Thing.⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ Even if it feels hard. ⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ --Scratch that--⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ Especially if it feels hard.⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ Because that's the point.⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ #pushyourlimits #dosomethingimpossible #impossible #impossiblehq #impossible #motivation #inspiration #iceland #dotheimpossible #dothething @Impossiblehq

1 week, 6 days ago

Monday: Bring it.⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ #impossible #impossiblehq #pushyourlimits #dosomethingimpossible #welcometoimpossible #impossiblefitness #impossiblenutrition @impossiblehq @impossibletv⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ Oh yeah, almost forgot - keep your eyes peeled for a preview of something cool tomorrow. 👀

2 weeks, 1 day ago

The look I give myself when I know I've been putting something off for way too long and finally decide to hit "go."⁠ .⁠ Nov 5th. Mark it down. 📅✓⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ #pushyourlimits #dosomethingimpossible #impossible #welcometoimpossible #impossiblefitness #impossiblenutrition #iceland #launch⁠ #motivation #inspiration #fitness @impossiblehq @impossibletv

2 weeks, 4 days ago

Gonna drop this soon. Make sure you're subscribed https://t.co/vOFSALIljx @ImpossibleHQ @ImpossibleTV https://t.co/xcvXn4dbA2

2 weeks, 5 days ago

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