“Pain forces us to confront disruptive, awful, and occasionally inspiring realities of the world around us,” the ever philosophical Sam Robinson writes for Outside. “The pain cave is a place where we take stock of our courage and ask ourselves how much we are willing to give for the goals we’ve laid out. And that, I think, is why we willingly descend into it.”
I enjoyed this essay, which explored the “cavern of discomfort” most of you reading this know as the pain cave. It reminded me of these brief thoughts I shared on Instagram after my last race.
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