"Really great people make you feel that you, too, can become great.”
- Mark Twain
I don't know what will happen come Eagleman race day. That experience and my performance will either exceed, meet, or completely miss my expectations. The more I think about it I believe it to be most likely a blend of all three but I also realize that I wouldn't be in the position for some sort of loosely defined success if it wasn't for a bunch of people who helped me along the way.
I often read emails that people write that are expressions of happiness after events and I've even written some that have bordered on sappy as well. Writing this opus beforehand can be viewed as either very arrogant or desperate but the journey has been a life changing reward itself so I thought I give it a shot anyway. Thanks go out to:
- Bike Mike who's expertise, guidance and encouragement let me use my brain less to let me improve more.
- The EagleTeam (Cary, Casey, Christine, Fran, and Tim). Each brings something to the table that has pushed me along mostly providing me with a reference of when I am too insane or not insane enough. Of course, that bar is always moving.
- Most of all, team Rockstar (Dawn, Amanda, and Courtney). This has been most impactful for them with the cost of me not being mentally and physically around when I was focusing on training but I hope this investment has made me and will make me a better husband and father. Without that, nothing else matters.
My last tidbit of advice for all racing and mostly to me. Seize the day. Carpe Diem.