GRIT (Episode 1): Building The Fire
Two Stephs, One Series wasn’t even on the shortlist for this video series I’m creating with Steph Bruce before she takes on the New York City Marathon and that’s probably fine. She came up with GRIT and that’s what we’re sticking with. Basically, I’ll just have a camera in Steph’s face for the next five weeks as she builds towards and races the marathon. It’s going to be great.
GRIT is a four-part series that takes you through my buildup towards NYC Marathon on Sunday November 4th. My teammates Scott and Scott are also lining up, and so we have all been training together this fall in Flagstaff, AZ. I’ve run 8 marathons and each buildup has it’s own story, it’s own path. Heading into this NYC I wanted to capture what we do, how we train, day in and day out. The hard days. The workouts that written on paper are scary as hell. The days that challenge us for the sake of challenging. So GRIT was born. Born from a need to define what it is that keeps pushing me through mile repeats at 7,000 feet, through a 20-mile progression run up and down Lake Mary, and through taking risks.
“Grit is about working on something you care about so much that you’re willing to stay loyal to it. It’s doing what you love, but not just falling in love- staying in love.” -Angela Duckworth