Your feelings don’t matter.
Opinions don’t matter.
The pain does not matter.
You’re on the Wicked Trail.
Do not stop. Do not rest. Do not give in to the voices whispering “Quit.”
Run the distance. Take your body beyond your physical expectations.
Step. Step. Step.
When you push your body Farther, your take your mind Further.
The fatigue and pain experienced in ultra marathon running creates crisis in one’s mind: “STOP. REST. GO EASY.”
These are normal and expected thoughts. What is not normal and what the mind does not expect is for a person to push harder when these thoughts arise.
Your mind does not expect you to Go Farther…
The mind, so focused on ending the pain, is sent reeling when the pain increases. It must adapt. The pain has gotten worse. WORSE.
But you push forward again. And again!
Go Farther. You’re now dragging your mind, kicking and screaming, as you push on. Go Farther. Your mind must adapt, change its habits. It must become stronger. It must Go Further.
Quitters are the first to die. Do not quit when you are in pain. Go Farther. Do not quit when your legs are broken. Go Farther. Do not quit when your mind is screaming to stop. Go Further.