Wake up. Just like yesterday. Just like tomorrow. The soreness flares up, trying to lure you back under the covers. But you get up anyway. Every sunrise this dance repeats itself. Day after day. Year after year. Why do I have to train? Why put myself through the pain? But your body wakes up and acclimates. You remember all that brought you to this point. Motivation kicks back in. the tiredness fades.
As you get dressed, you visualize your goal. The one. The same one. Ever since the first race. To reach it you’ll do whatever it takes: boxing slalom poles, putting in the work, giving all you’ve got. Today will bring you one step closer. Today, you’ll push harder than the last.