Tomorrow when I enter the waters of Kailua Bay in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii – I go to war.
It is not me against them. It is not me against you. It is me against me.
There will be moments of glory, moments of pain.
There will be moments where I will feel invincible, moments where I want to quit.
This is normal, for what I will be doing is not normal.
I will remember the work that I have done, the frustrations I have conquered – all to get to this day.
No quarter will be asked, none will be given.
I will drive forward remembering the high points and the low points of this journey – both will fuel my passion and desire.
I will cross the finish line – victorious, but remember that it was not easy, and not without sacrifice.
War never is.