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Steven approached me almost two years ago to help him with his assault on Ironman Wisconsin 2017. A torn meniscus last summer put a damper on last year’s race, but didnt stop Steve from refocussing on Ironman Wisconsin 2018. A delay is never a denial.

It’s been a long reconditioning process; Steve has made a ferocious commitment to himself and the process. It was at times a brutal painfully slow process that required a lot of faith and trust. A great thing about doubt is that it is a prerequisite for faith.

We chatted last Wednesday and collaborated on a race strategy for yesterday’s race – a 1/2 Iron-man distance race that would really test his grit and resolve. The run was really going to be a challenge and a tough mental game.

PATIENCE, PATIENCE and PATIENCE …..

Well Steve pulled off an unbelievable execution and he is going to be in optimal position for September 9 in Wisconsin.

What made the hairs on my arms stand up is not his grit and resolve; but what happened in yesterday’s race. Instead of being completely absorbed in himself and being ME centred. Steve stopped on the bike and helped someone with a flat who was having a tough “shitty”day.

How many of us would have the BALLS and humility to help another person with their flat?

WE CENTRED vs. ME CENTERED….. when you are racing hard and in the middle of kicking the shit out of your goals you tend to not be distracted by the tiny details. Goals have this tendency to become all-consuming and all-encompassing.

He didn’t do it to cash in on karma. It was simply the right thing to do!

Success isn’t something you get at the finish line; it’s something your BRING!

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Darren Scherbain believe that each of us possess the capacity to be the creator of a heroic and courageous life. Living a courageous and passionate life requires that we embrace the sheer physicality of these concepts, while not forgetting that Heroes are useful. "What would your life look like if you eliminated the word CAN'T just for one day?"

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Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

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Nimz, our new Thaiger Vlogger takes you on a tour of some uniquely Phuket foods, although you may find them in other provinces these days as well. A lot of southern Thai food can be very spicy and features a lot of seafood, but Nimz went for the ‘less’ spicy (mai phet) options.

Tell us about your favourite Thai treats and if you’d tried something special in Phuket.

Locations…

Arpong – https://goo.gl/maps/arfbjUkF8eK3SZnPA

Ao aew – https://goo.gl/maps/kb6B1iC8XXT9Wfxb9

Bicomoi – https://goo.gl/maps/CKqQvvs84zongamh9

O Tao – https://goo.gl/maps/cT3w4QWvt51QTXmG8

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Nimz, our Thaiger Vlogger takes you on a weekend tour of Phuket Town, in search of cat and dog cafés. Stroke the cats, tickle the cat’s tummy, pat the cats, take selfies with the cats. Whilst Phuket has a number of registered cat and dog cafés, only one appeared to open during Nimz’s search through the streets of Phuket Town, the main commercial capital of the island (on the opposite side of the island to Patong).

And. yes, they also serve up some great food too.

Location: B Cat Cafe Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BCatCafePhuketTown

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This could actually be the only time you enjoy dining on a plane. Na-Oh Bangkok re-purposed a decommissioned L-1011 Lockheed aircraft, turning the old jet into a fine dining restaurant located within the ChangChui Project, just a few minutes away from downtown Bangkok. With it’s eclectic interiors and their signature Thai-fusion courses, the restaurant offers quite a memorable experience.

Chris, our Thaiger Vlogger, takes you on a tour. Let’s check it out!

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