Yesterday, for the 4th year in a row, I participated in the Adrenalina skateboard marathon held on Fiesta Island in San Diego.
This year I was more involved than ever before. My media company became an official sponsor and worked to promote and raise awareness around the event.
My girlfriend, Dr. Alexandra Myers, was the onsite doctor from San Diego Sports Medicine. She treated injured and fatigued athletes.
People often inquire why I choose to compete in the event and if one leg gets really tired from all the pushing. For me, in many ways, the challenge of completing the marathon is a metaphor for the accomplishment of life goals. Each race means going through the process of pushing through pain, doubt and fear on my own two feet.
Skateboarding is a sport that teaches persistence, patience, creativity and how to deal with physical pain. I recommend it to everyone for a way to challenge yourself both mentally and physically.