"So much of the growth we experience in this sport (Adventure Racing) (and life?) we learn from the challenges and difficulties we face; 'Adversity introduces you to yourself.'
It’s through facing this adversity that we find out what our limits are, often only to realize that we are capable of more than we thought. If we don’t push our limits, how do we ever grow and get better?
Yes, there is often (almost always, actually) some pain involved, but suffering is optional… it doesn’t have to be fun to be fun! As the mountaineers say, 'it isn’t always fun, but it beats growing up!'"
From Funtastics Adventure Racing Team Blog