Weekly, I have been posting on the New England Spahtens Facebook page. These posts have motivated people, reminded people of their worth, shown people that they are not alone in the world and also shown everyone that we are all one family. The obstacle course world is the same. People feel alone. People do not feel worthy when compared to others. People do want to continue because they just don’t have that motivation. I hope that these posts help change you and show you that you are all amazing people.
Besides weekly new posts, on Mondays I will be posting a “Monday Memory” of a Facebook post of the past. These memories will posted here, with a current introduction.
Be epic and as always, keep playing in the mud.
September 15, 2016 – Two days before the Spartan Killington Beast
Two or three days before Killington, people start to freak out.
I wanted to remind people that we are all scared. We all have fears. We all have worries. However, that fear also brings us all together. Fear drives us and pushes us. I wanted people to begin to channel that energy for something positive and based upon the people I met on that mountain, I believe it worked.
I bring you fear.
Fear can do one of two things, it can freeze you or it can drive you.
In two days, I will be on a mountain in Vermont. Standing at the base of the mountain that is scary. You look up and think, how the hell am I going to get all the way up there? You look and you see obstacles and carries and all these people around and you think…”30% of these people will not finish this race”.
You have a choice. You head into the race wondering if you will be a statistic, a number, a DNF and wondering if you gave it your all.
Or, you use your fear of the unknown and of that mountain and you use it to drive you. You motivate your friends, your battle buddies and your race family and you will tell them that they will make those climbs, they will carry those carries, they will complete the obstacles and the crawls and they will jump the fire. You use this Beast in front of you as motivation to make yourself a better person, a stronger person and someone who will not listen to the voice on your head saying ” I cannot”.
There is no alternative. There are no insecurities. There are no options in your day that includes failure. Stand in the starting corral, look to your left and look to your right. Let them see your eyes and your confidence and show them all that “We ALL got this”.
Let’s all congregate up in Killington tomorrow and conquer the Beast.