At 6'4" 240lbs and over 230+ Marathons, Ultramarathons and Ironman triathlons in six years and still going. The Mind, Science, Endurance Athletics, Bodybuilding and Ultrarunning related blog. Marathon, Ultramarathon and Ironman Triathlon race reports, training logs, training advice, thoughts on running, ultrarunning motivation and my thoughts on life as they come to me – usually while I run. And the first step for me, was to see myself as something I was not, before I ever was.
That’s the funny thing about life. Some of us were designed to hurt more, designed to love more deeply, to need more joy. Our emotional capacity lies along a spectrum, each of us having been built with a different point of origin along that spectrum.
Emotion is fuel. Right or wrong, good or bad, it is the currency of all action. It is our driving force. Eliminate it and you take away all meaning to life. To live a life bereft of passion is to live devoid of all those things which truly matter.
Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain. To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices – today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it. Kevyn Aucoin
Just Embrace It by Unger Motivation
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Greg Unger talks to sports podcaster Denny Krahe on his podcast talk show Diz Runs on life, darkness, growth, caffeine, health, mind, body, spirit and running.
At 6’4 and now 260 lbs, ultrarunning is one of the best ways to stay on top of your game, hands-down. If you want more energy, if you want a better body, if you want psychological strength and emotional resilience, you need to run.
It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light. – Aristotle
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” ― Theodore Roosevelt
And he piled upon the whale’s white hump the sum of all the general rage and hate felt by his whole race from Adam down; and then, as if his chest had been a mortar, he burst his hot heart’s shell upon it. – H Melville
Flagstaff to Grand Canyon Stagecoach Line 55k Ultramarathon – 3 Day Countdown Begins
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As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.
How we handle our darkness determines whether or not we ever see the light.
Time to Train
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Pain is the tuition you pay for living.
And the more pain you go through, the greater your potential.
Because if you can use your pain, if you can learn from it.
You will have graduated to a level most people will never know.
You will transcend this reality and operate out of a greater belief system.
Make no mistake – the universe bends only for the man or woman who refuses to give in. It knees before them in awe.
I’m asked all the time, what are you training for? And my response is always the same. #Life
Time to Train
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Low self-esteem and low self-worth are two of the most damning emotions a human can feel. They’ll destroy you and everything around you from the inside-out. They’ll cause you to be self-destructive – to fold in on yourself. And when we feel these emotions, others will continue to put us down for a lack of self-respect, compounding the issue.
The best way to remedy this is isolation and finding a way to prove to yourself, your own self-worth. Ultrarunning is an expression that allows a re-calibration of the mind. It allows anyone, through its accomplishment, to gain back self-worth and self-confidence that all of us so badly need in our lives.
Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. – Jobs
Expectations by UngerM
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