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EP272: The 100 Mile Race – An Inspiring Story About Perseverance, Determination, & Grit (Part 2)

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Armando Cruz has been a friend of Alex’s for over 30 years and recently completed a 100-mile race! He is a best-selling author, real estate investor, and a men’s mentor. This episode is Part 2, documenting his experience of completing this race, so be sure to check out Part 1 from last week’s show to be up-to-date!

Key Takeaways:

  • We’re back with Part 2! If you haven’t listened to Part 1, do yourself a favor and check it out ASAP 😉
  • At the start of the race, what emotions was Armando feeling?
  • Would Armando be able to even complete the race without the support of his family?
  • The pain doesn’t last.
  • What was the most difficult part of Armando’s race? Mile 55!
  • Everything was hurting. Armando fell close to the edge of a cliff (twice).
  • Did Armando ever feel like quitting?
  • Did Armando bring any technology with him?
  • Armando’s wife was incredibly supportive throughout this entire process and she even ran with Armando to help him keep pace.
  • Armando wanted to finish the race in 24 hours. When he was halfway through, he knew it was no longer possible.
  • After running 99 miles, Armando was able to get a boost… from his mind!
  • Armando’s legs were shot by mile 25 but he kept pushing past that and achieved the next 75 miles mentally.
  • There is value in doing hard, hard things.
  • Your thoughts become your actions. Not happy? Take action!

Mentioned in This Episode:

Connect with Armando Cruz:

Part 1: The 100 Mile Race – An Inspiring Story About Perseverance, Determination, & Grit (Part 1)

Book Recommendation:

The Legacy Code: Modern Man’s Guide to Escape Obscurity & Live a Life Unleashed, by Armando Cruz



“I wanted my son to catch me in an act of excellence.”

“To break it down even further, it’s just one more step. Just one more step. That was the mantra.”

“The brain is responsible for keeping you safe, so it’s tolerance threshold is a lot less than what you can actually achieve.”

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