Next question from 52 stories:
What has been your greatest physical or athletic accomplishment - an endurance race, a difficult hike, a personal health goal? How did you stay motivated to reach the finish line?
I feel like I have already written about this in more than one blog post. I think for this one I will focus on that last question. How did you stay motivated? Motivation is something I struggle with, and it would be great to understand myself a little better there.
I'm not sure which single "event" I would consider to be my greatest accomplishment. There are a few things that come to mind, that I feel like were real accomplishments. I rode 80 miles on my bike, I ran 11 miles, I deadlifted 200 pounds, even the fact that I exercise regularly feels like a great accomplishment! Most of them were done with my friends. The one thing I can think of that I did all by myself, was because of my friends and I received a lot of encouragement from them.
So, there is my answer. Friends. Really great and amazing friends who I adore, and often wonder why I am so blessed to have such dear friends. They are positive, helpful, loving, fun to be with, and they make hard things a pleasure. I hope I can be such a friend.