Seeing Double – Endurance Racing and Entrepreneurship

By December 17, 2015Have Fun

 

I recently completed my first 50 (actually 53) road bike race. It was POURING rain and super cold. After 5 hours of biking in the rain, it’s like there is water in your soul and veins. No joke. How is this like launching a start up? The voices in my head over the course of the race that day reminded me of the same voices in my head in a typical day early in the launch of SoapBox…

Voices in my head

7:00 AM

Start-up: Today is going to be so amazing.

Race: Today is going to be so amazing.

7:30 AM

Start-up voice: Why did I EVER agree to do this?

Race voice: Why did I EVER agree to do this?

8:00 AM

SV: I can totally do this

RV: I can totally do this

8:01 AM

SV: There is no way I can pull this off

RV: There is no way I can pull this off

9:00 AM

SV: I’m a total BadAss

RV: I’m a total BadAss

9:15 AM

SV: You must be f*cking kidding me.

RV: You must be f*cking kidding me.

9:16 AM

SV: You must be f*cking kidding me.

RV: You must be f*cking kidding me.

9:17 AM

SV: You must be f*cking kidding me.

RV: You must be f*cking kidding me.

9:30 AM

SV: Another obstacle?

RV: Another hill?

9:40 AM

SV: I feel invincible

RV: I feel invincible

10:00 AM

SV: I am going the puke

RV: I am going to puke

 

10:30

SV: OMG. I have to pee.

RV: OMG I have to pee.

 

11:00 AM

SV: I haven’t even been able to pee.

RV: I haven’t even been able to pee.

 

11:30 AM

SV: I am freezing

RV: I am freezing

11:35: I am so hot (seriously what is the deal with office thermostats?)

11:35: I am so hot.

11:45 AM

SV: I am NEVER doing this again.

RV: I am NEVER doing this again.

NOON

SV: Let’s bring another new product to market.

RV: When is the next race?

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