Why train so hard? You're 40 years old.

Not too many people understand why I train as hard as I do at age 43. I mean honestly, how many people know about masters track and field? If you can’t make an Olympic team, is there really any point?

Yes. There is definitely a point to training hard at any age. Winning can not be the only goal. There is something about the training process that transforms you.

At every stage, I have asked myself “why bother” and the answer is simple. I feel better about myself. It is not about the competition. It is not about winning. I lose more races than win.

Click through to hear a few minutes on my thoughts behind training. I hope I leave you feeling inspired to reach for your own scary goals, no matter what they are.