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"The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive. The great opportunity is where you are."
John Burroughs


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ViF - Featured Motivational Quotes

"Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it."
Lou Holtz - College Coach Great

"If you set a goal for yourself and are able to achieve it, you have won the race. Your goal can be to come in first, to improve your performance, or just to finish the race - it's up to you"
Dave Scott - Six Time Ironman World Champion

Monday Motivation - You'll never know, if you never try!

Victor Sara Cox Landolt, of Madison WI
adds some additional motivation to our
past Monday motivational quote of ...

"Dead Last Finish" is greater than "Did Not Finish",
which trumps "Did Not Start"!

Sara writes " I've been DLF and DNF" but adds
"Even DNS is better than a Never Tried!"

Touche Sara!

Follow Sara's triathlon journey at IronMakeover


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  2. I feared finishing dead last for a long time. Now, after fifty something races, I no longer fear it. In fact, I think it would be an honor. I cry tears of joy for those who cross dead last, more so than those who cross first.

  3. I concur.
    Sometimes, Last is first.
    It takes the final finishers
    alot more work on race day than the first place-ers. So extra kudos for the extra effort and righting your mental pendulum throughout the day.

  4. Brian & ViF :-) Thanks for extending my comment into a topic & for linking to my blog. It was such a pleasure reading the support of your friends and family on the athlete profile I wrote about your tri experience.

    I agree, being or watching the final finishers is extremely moving. I do think the value in events has more to do with what the athlete gave to be there in each moment than the speed or the distance covered.