You’re Doing What??

In every athletic endeavor that I’ve ever trained for, I’ve always hit that point in training where motivation drops off and every lap or every mile seems like an eternity. You know what I’m talking about, it’s the one where you spend the entire workout thinking “Is this almost over?” This is what I’m facing right now, and my solution is to grind through it. Neal’s solution, on the other hand, is to go heli skiing in Alaska.

Sure ’nuff. He’s in Alaska for 9 days heli skiing! He’d better be taking advantage of the open water swimming up there. If he can do the 38F water temps in the Prince William Sound in February, then he can certainly handle the 55F water temps in Dover in July.

Points North Heli Skiing
Points North Heli SkiingPoints North Heli Skiing

Motivating quote: “To the Man in the Arena”


“It is not the critic who counts, nor the man who points how the strong man stumbled 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 knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; who, at best, knows 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 know neither victory nor defeat.”

Theodore Roosevelt, 1910