How to Do Hard Things

When the world is melting down, a tough challenge might just snap you out of your funk.

Red Hills with Flowers (1937) by Georgia O’Keeffe

For the past twelve days, I’ve been sleeping on a 40-year-old futon mattress on the ground in a house with no air conditioning. Yesterday morning at 7 am, I took part in my sister’s marathon training, which started with a 20-minute run into the humid woods, followed by 30 minutes of uphill sprints, topped…

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