I am the guy that doesn't care what place you
get in an event. I am the guy that is never in the front of the race.
I am the guy, in the back (or middle if I am lucky) of the pack, encouraging
the rest of us mortals to keep going until we finish. Let the pros
and uber athletes fight for a shiny piece of metal, I will run beside
you, encourage you, and cheer for you when we ALL cross the finish
To steal from Theodore Roosevelt:
" 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"
it takes to get me to the finish line.
When equipement matters.
Not just for