In Part I of this interview we discussed Andrea's horrifying yet wonderful audition for Ender's Game and other delicious details about her life including her recent trip to Iceland with her husband of 20 years and her Cherokee Indian family history.
We have the most compassionate community of athletes, activists and everyone in between. We love sharing their stories with The Huffington Post community. Today we're featuring Adam Hill, who recently went through a dramatic transformation.
More often than not, we see the hardship and downfall of the human spirit across our news feeds and television stations. But, what about the triumph of the human spirit? The compassion? The will to do what we can to make the world a better place?
There are times in long endurance events when the destructive thoughts begin to filter through your brain, suggesting how truly pleasurable it would feel to simply take a seat and stop. As those thoughts taunted me, my mind turned to one thought: my daughter never quit, neither will I.
As more and more people turn away from marathons and triathlons to more extreme obstacle races, expect the GORUCK Challenge to keep growing, as individuals seek to test themselves not just as athletes, but as team members and leaders.
Duffy's story offers a perfect example of a profound, but often overlooked truth about human toughness: Even the most physically punishing feats of endurance are less about the body than about the mind.