Endure. Sometimes that’s all you can do. Keep putting one foot in front of the other as you battle your way through. No matter how hard, how terrible you feel. Just keep moving.
Our ability to endure at times is a means to make it through an ultra run, bike ride, test of will. While other times this is what we fall back on when life sends us down unexpected devastating paths.
That’s the most important thing I’ve learned from today’s guest Phil Pinti. When I met him a year ago I sensed the amazingness of Phil! He’s energetic, friendly, quick to laugh and smile, always wanting to spread positivity amongst his fellow endurance racers who very quickly become his fellow friends. Those are incredible qualities knowing now the heartbreak and sorrow he has had to face over the last few years.
Two years ago, Phil lost his beautiful wife Jen to cancer, leaving him to raise their two wonderful kiddos.
In this episode we explore how ultra running has allowed us to process life, family, loss and grief. It’s a pretty raw conversation about loss and recovery. We share lessons we discovered from going through it and to what degree these experiences have shaped us into the people we are now.
It’s a bit scary to be this forthcoming and honest with our dark moments and I cannot applaud Phil enough. Life is a shared experience amongst us all and if anyone out there can draw strength from this conversation then that alone is worth it.
You’re incredible Phil!
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