One of my favorite athletes is Chrissie Wellington.
Not because she has won the Ironman World Championship multiple time but rather because of the attitude she brings to the effort.
She is know for her smile. How many people do you know who are known for their smile?
Below is a video about her latest victory at the Kansas Half Ironman in June 2010.
If she can smile after swimming over a mile, biking 56 miles and running a half marathon … why are you so serious all the time? And she still has that smile when she does TWICE those distances in FULL Ironman races.
If you ever see me without a smile… pull a “Chrissie Wellington” and give me one of yours !
I will be sure to do the same for you !
d.Mark “Dave” Wheeler