Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Challenged by Choice

Uploaded on Jul 5, 2011
After decades as a nationally competitive marathoner, Sanford Health exercise physiologist Mike Dunlap transitioned his competitive spirit to cycling. After years of competing in ultra (400+ mile) cycling events, he decided to challenge himself. In 2010, he entered the grueling 3,000 mile Race Across America (RAAM), which has been called "the toughest bike race in the world." He did not finish the race. In 2011, he has entered the 860 mile Race Across the West (RAW). He plans to try the Race Across America again in 2012.

About TEDx

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.

It must be borne in mind that the tragedy of life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal.
 The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.
It isn’t a calamity to die with dreams unfulfilled, 
but it is a calamity not to dream.
It is not a disaster to be unable to capture your ideal, 
but it is a disaster to have no ideal to capture.

 It is not a disgrace not to reach the stars, 
but it is a disgrace to have no stars to reach for. 

Not failure, but low aim is sin.”

Benjamin Elijah Mays

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