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Running has taught me I can get better even when I think I can't. - @ProfSpiker

Some 20 years ago, one of my dear friends, Mark, took me into the Atlantic to try the sport he loved. We paddled our boards into the waves, but I didn’t even come close to catching one, standing up, and surfing to shore. I spent maybe an hour trying to surf with no success—and about two trying to remove the wax from my chest hair. Three years ago, I decided to take a surf lesson with my two boys. Our instructors gave us a quick lesson about popping up, and we were off. My boys—light, athletic, and ninja-nimble—stood up easily after a wave or two. I spent two hours in a constant loop of paddling and falling, paddling and falling, paddling and falling. Failing. This year, I declared that I wanted to follow-through with one of my life goals: To ride a wave. Standing up. On a surfboard. In the ocean. By myself. So while on vacation, my boys and I signed up for another lesson. ...

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