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Are You A Can-Thinker?

“Our life always expresses the result of our dominant thoughts.” – Soren Kierkegaard

You have a choice. For any small or large challenge/difficulty, you can place your personal energy on the things you can control or on the things you cannot control.

  • One is empowering, the other is power draining.
  • One opens up possibilities, the other leaves you helpless.
  • One is life engaging, the other is life disconnecting.
  • One is hopeful, the other is hopeless.
  • One supports goals, the other dissolves goals.

Here are just a few subtle to extraordinary examples of ultra athletes that have placed their creative energies on what they can control to support their desired life experience.

  • A local flatlander training for the Hardrock 100 using blocks to elevate the back end of the treadmill to train for extended downhill running.
  • Ultra stud-ette, Jamie Donaldson, knocked out 42 miles on a treadmill when a heavy snow day rolled through the area.
  • Below the knee amputee, Amy Palmiero-Winters,  won the 2009 AAU Sullivan Award (top amateur athlete in the country), is U.S. team member for the 2010 World 24 Hour Run Championships,  and is running Western States 100 and Badwater 135 this year.
  • Team Hoyt – Rick Hoyt (son) was born with cerebral palsy and as a father/son team have completed over 1,000 races including many Ironmans and marathons throughout the country.

This subtle shift to can-thinking will not only support your ultrarunning goals, it can transform your life.

Try it and decide for yourself!

Be active – Feel the buzz!

David –

About the author

David Hanenburg David Hanenburg is the passionate dirt-lovin' creator of Endurance Buzz and has been playing in the endurance sports world since 2000 after knockin' the dust off of his Trek 950 hardtail thanks to a friend asking to go ride some local dirt. In 2007 he ran his first ultra on the trails and fell in love with the sport and its people. For more information on David's endurance sports journey, check out the About page.

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