If in normal conditions it is skill, which counts, in such extreme situations, it is the spirit, which saves.
I love it when a player will walk into the cave, block the entrance, kick the sleeping bear in the sack and stick around for the fight.
Hard things take time to do. Impossible things take a little longer.
“My heart is afraid that it will have to suffer,” the boy told the alchemist one night as they looked up at the moonless sky.
“Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams"
You've got to get obsessed and stay obsessed.
I like to be alone in the dark middle of a wild country with just my team, you feel so free but so small at the same time
Jacky Boisset, Thule Adventure Team
We stumble into this sport for all sorts of reasons, and if the conditions are right, we are humbled. The amazing scenery, the soundless beauty of the moment, the cameraderie on the trail, they do not shout our greatness, whether we are world champions or bringing up the rear.
Adam Rose, Sleepmonsters.
What you do speaks so loudly, I cannot hear what you are saying.
What I do is based on powers we all have inside us: the ability to endure, the ability to love, to carry on, to make the best of what we have - and you don't have to be a Superman to do it."
podcast from gosonja
It's not random. It's not whatever-the-fuck. It's planned and executed and tested and modified along the way because there is no such thing as a shortcut or a free lunch, and no way to evade hard, intelligent work.
nitty gritty of packing for an expedition adventure race
I wonder why love is so often equated with joy when it is everything else as well. Devastation, balm, obsession, granting and receiving excessive value, and losing it again. It is recognition, often of what you are not but might be. It scars and it heals, it is beyond pity and above law. It can seem like truth.
You never know how strong you are, until being strong is the only choice you have.
you're going to have these really extreme low points in almost every race
Plans are nothing. Planning is everything.
the usual fight through the night
Each and every day you know that somewhere in that evening’s main set, he (pain personified) will be waiting for you–looming. Go after him. Look him right in the eyes, and don’t back down. Don’t be fooled by the look on his face that he has ‘your number’…it’s a façade. He’s a paper tiger. Blow right through him.
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