I was entering the last mile of the Tampa Bay Spartan Race when I realized it…
“There are only 2 people in front of me!! If I can keep this up, I’ll be on the podium for the first time, ever!”
There was only 1 mile left in the race and I couldn’t believe how close I was to the top.
I was so focused, so energized, and so willing to do whatever it took to finish strong that I completed the next 2 obstacles with ease.
But then I got cocky.
I messed up on the next obstacle…and saw two people pass by me as I had to do 30 burpees as a penalty.
Then I lost it. As soon as I realized I wasn’t going to reach the podium, I lost my edge. I lost my motivation to give everything I could on the sprint to the finish.
So I failed another obstacle and finished the race 9th.
I vowed never to make that mistake again.
There are only a few hours left in this campaign and it is time to sprint to the finish and make the audiobook available to the world.