This past weekend we went to Terre Haute, IN to run my first endurance relay. As soon as we arrived Saturday morning I looked around and asked myself, “what am I doing here?” I’m surrounded by paid athletes, endurance runners, elite runners, and runners whose expertise is trail running. I felt like I was so out of my element. And yes intimidated by the athletic ability and experience that surrounded me. Then, just like that, I told myself you’re going to do this. You’re going to meet your goal. You’re going to give all that you have to give and run your own race. Last weekend was one of the greatest experiences ever and to think I could have missed it simply because of who I thought I wasn’t.
Race recap and photos coming soon!
Has this [or something similar] ever happen to you? Do you not try out of fear of failure?