I believe that each person wants to be better than they are today. They want to accomplish something bigger and better than they have already accomplished. Starting an exercise program or training for an event is what that is all about.
I have tons of memories from watching the 2016 Women’s Olympic Triathlon. Memories of the excitement of seeing Gwen Jorgensen make the front pack and position herself perfectly on the bike. Memories of the disappointment when Sarah True crashed and then the mind-games Spirig tried to play on the run. It was an exciting race from start to finish but the memory that stood out to me above all others is Jorgensen crossing the line and breaking out into tears.