HearPeers Heroes Adam Posted October 12, 2015 HearPeers Heroes Report Share Posted October 12, 2015 So earlier today I was sitting here thinking. Yes I know that can be dangerous . Some of you know that I am an Ultramarathoner. An Ultramarathon is any race longer than the usual marathon distance of 26.2 miles. The shortest of these races is 31.2 miles and they can last so long as many days. The last ultra that I ran was the Delirium 24 hour. In this type of timed ultra you run against the clock and try to cover as many miles as you can in 24 hours. It was a 1.7 mile loop on a trail. I completed 110 Kilometers. I have run over 80,miles in another race. All that to say, I believe there are many similarities between getting a CI or other implanted hearing assistance and ultra marathons. During a race, you will have many highs and lows. Many times where you feel awesome and things are really going well and you can see all the hard work paying off. There are times when it feels like you don't feel like you are doing very well and making the progress you thought you should. This can lead to great frustration The excitement of the big day FINALLY getting here so you can get started. One of the things that ultra marathoners say A LOT during a race, especially when things get tough is RFM or relentless forward motion. Whatever happens, just keep putting one foot in front of the other and continue moving forward. I think in many ways, some of us have had some of these same emotions when it comes to our hearing implants. Here we call it the 3 P's. pAtience, practice and persistence. Let me encourage all the newbies out there to enjoy the ride and look forward to some awesome hearing. Remember the 3 P"s. Adam Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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