Hillary Biscay: Find your fun and the challenges that fuel your desire.
“Keep it fun! I raced as an age grouper for four years before turning pro. It was a hobby I enjoyed for fun. Ultimately, when I gave up my day job to make a go of this full-time, one of my main requirements (besides the practical ones) for my timeframe in this sport was that I would keep doing this as long as it was still fun. The way I saw it, I could make a heck of a lot more money doing plenty of other things. Being able to race for a living was a compromise in that area in order to turn my passion into my job. But once it ceases to be fun, that equation no longer makes sense.”
“Furthermore, you have to go so deep into the well on so many occasions in order to be successful in this sport that I just think you’ve got to love it. This is why I’ve often done things that aren’t necessarily advisable from the standpoint of the best physical preparation. I’ll go do an Ironman just for kicks, or I’ll do a 50-mile fun run just because I love that stuff. These are the things I have to do to keep the joy in it!”