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Jul 8, 2023

When life throws a curveball, how do you react? Our guest for this episode, Derek Sanks, shows us the essence of resilience. Derek's tale is one of strength, determination, and perseverance. He got back on his feet after a stress fracture and was running again in no time. Derek's systematic approach, connecting short-term goals to long-term vision, is awe-inspiring. He emphasizes the importance of being proactive, addressing small issues before they escalate, and focusing on each step of the plan to reach the end goal. 


We also take you through the exhilarating experience of Derek's Ironman race, held just three days after his ankle injury. Despite the setback, Derek powered through the race with surprising results, crossing the finish line in fifth place. There's a light-hearted banter about his wife's fourth-place prediction for another race. The episode is a testament to Derek's indomitable spirit and a giant Pac-Man metaphor, having his way through the field, one bite at a time. 


Finally, we uncover Derek's strategies for race performance and recovery. Competing only days after his injury, he managed to turn the tide in his favor. Derek emphasizes the importance of patience, discipline, and making a disciplined return to training. He also offers unique insights into how racing can provide a rapid flow of information, helping you let go of other worries. The episode concludes with Derek reflecting on his achievements, progress, and future plans. This episode is more than just a conversation; it's an invaluable lesson in overcoming adversity, making progress, and achieving your goals.