Adam Tuttle: You Have To Run Your Own Race

“This pack of what I would call really good endurance athletes gets ahead of me, like as soon as the race starts, and I was like, oh my gosh, I gotta keep up with these guys. And so I decided that, you know what, no, you have to run your race. And so I literally made myself slow down, to get to what I needed to get to as far as my pacing and stuff like that, because I knew what I was capable of. But I knew that if I tried to push it too hard that it was going to make the rest of the race harder. And I’m really glad I did that. Because the guy that won that race, I finished in like 5 hours and 45 minutes, the guy that won the race finished an hour and a half earlier. So he completed the race in an hour and a half less time. Like if I had tried to keep up with him, I would have been toast. Like there’s no way. And so I think it’s just learning that piece about yourself of, what can you do to run your own race?

– Adam Tuttle

Adam Tuttle is one of the kindest people you’ll ever meet. He puts his family first, brings positivity to those he works with, and is always unapologetically his authentic self. Oh, and he also loves cold weather!

At least, that’s how I would describe Adam.

When I asked Adam how he would answer the question “who are you”, we chatted about his lifelong journey to become the best version of himself, why he loves ice fishing so much, and why he set himself a goal of running 1,000 miles in a year (and how he achieved it).

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