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  • Ultra-endurance sports didn't just change me physically,

    超級馬拉松不僅改變了我的身體,

  • they actually gave me a brand new life.

    還給了我新的人生。

  • Throughout my 30s, I was climbing the corporate ladder,

    在我的 30 歲中,都在攀爬企業的階梯,

  • very intent on achieving

    專心致志地要達成

  • the traditional idea of the American dream.

    傳統的美國夢。

  • But deep down inside, I started to question

    但在內心深處,我開始質疑

  • this path that I was on.

    我所在的這條道路。

  • For well over a decade,

    十多年來,

  • I really hadn't been taking care of myself.

    我真的沒有好好照顧自己。

  • I had become a junk food addict,

    我成癮於垃圾食物、

  • I was 50 pounds overweight, kind of semi-depressed,

    我超重 50 磅、有點憂鬱,

  • and shortly before I turned 40,

    就在我滿 40 歲前,

  • I was climbing up a simple flight of stairs

    有天晚上睡前

  • to go to bed one evening, and I had to pause halfway.

    我要爬上一段簡單的樓梯,而我必需半途停下來。

  • I was winded, I was out of breath,

    我很喘,吸不到氣,

  • I had tightness in my chest,

    我覺得胸口很緊,

  • and it was a very specific moment in time

    那是個特別的時刻

  • in which I realized that not only that

    我了解到不只

  • I needed to change my lifestyle habits

    需要改變生活習慣

  • but that I had the willingness that I truly wanted to.

    我也有意願真的想要這麼做。

  • I realized that vague ideas of eating better

    我模糊地意識到吃好一點

  • or working out a little bit or going to the gym

    或稍微鍛鍊一下或去健身房

  • weren't really going to work for me.

    不會對我起效果。

  • I needed something specific, something definitive.

    我需要某個明確的、絕對的事情。

  • I'd played around with a bunch of different diets,

    我試過各種不同的飲食,

  • to no avail,

    都沒有效,

  • and I sort of attempted this

    而我實驗性地嘗試了

  • experiment in plant-based eating as kind of the last

    以植物為基底的飲食

  • thing that I hadn't explored.

    算是我未試過的最後一個方法。

  • And I didn't have a big expectation

    我並沒有太大的期望

  • that it would make a big difference,

    竟會造成如此大的改變,

  • but within about seven to 10 days

    但在這約七到十天內

  • of eating nothing but plants,

    只吃植物,

  • nothing with a mother, nothing with a face,

    只吃沒有母親、沒有臉的食物,

  • I experienced this extraordinary thing,

    我有了這種特別的體驗,

  • like I had this resurgence in vitality,

    像是我的生命力復活了,

  • my mental acuity improved, my sleep improved,

    我的心智敏銳度提升了,睡眠品質改善,

  • I had this sense of well-being and energy

    我有生活安穩且充滿活力的感覺

  • that I hadn't really felt since I was a teenager.

    這是我從青少年時期起不曾感受過的。

  • And I didn't really know what I was doing,

    我並不很清楚自己在做什麼,

  • but I knew in that moment that I was onto something.

    但在那時候我知道我掌握了某個東西。

  • And it started getting me thinking

    而那讓我開始思考

  • about human potential and my own potential,

    關於人類的潛能和我自己的潛能,

  • because if I could make such a simple, basic shift

    因為如果我可以做出如此簡單、基本的改變

  • and experience such a dramatic result,

    並體驗到如此劇烈的結果,

  • where were there other untapped reservoirs

    其他我可以探索的尚未開啟的儲備潛能

  • of potential that I could explore?

    在哪裡呢?

  • And that's what got me interested, ultimately,

    就是這最終引起我的興趣

  • in the world of ultra-endurance sports.

    進入超級馬拉松世界。

  • At the peak of training, I would say

    在訓練的最高峰,

  • I was training about 25 hours a week,

    我一周訓練大約 25 小時,

  • so it was really almost a second job,

    幾乎是第二份工作了,

  • and at the time, I was still a practicing attorney,

    而同時,我仍然是一個實習律師,

  • I have four kids, I'm busy doing a lot of things,

    有四個小孩,忙著做很多事,

  • and in order to make the time that was required

    為了擠出

  • to appropriately prepare for this race,

    準備比賽所需的時間,

  • I had to make some significant cuts

    我必需做些切割

  • and really look hard and fast

    而我的每日例行公事

  • at how I was spending my time on a day-to-day basis.

    看起來真的很嚴格。

  • I had to get rid of late-night television

    我必須放棄夜間電視

  • and sort of business meetings that could be

    和一些可以會議電話或電子郵件

  • pushed to a conference call or an email chain

    解決的商務會議

  • to free up the time that was required

    以釋放出我需要的時間

  • so I could show up at the starting line and know

    我才能夠出現在起跑線上

  • in my heart of hearts that I could complete this race.

    並且堅信我可以完成比賽。

  • I started training, which really connected me

    我開始訓練,那真的深刻地

  • with myself in a very profound way,

    讓我與自己產生連結,

  • and to the surprise of myself and many other people,

    而令我自己和其他許多人驚訝的是,

  • I ended up showing some prowess in this field

    我在這個領域表現出了一些才能

  • and ended up competing at a very high level,

    並且最後可以在一個非常高的階段競爭,

  • specifically a race called Ultraman,

    特別是一場叫做 Ultraman 的比賽,

  • which is a double Ironman distance triathlon.

    它是一場距離是鐵人競賽兩倍的三鐵比賽。

  • Over the course of three days,

    在三天的賽程中,

  • it completely circumnavigates

    完全環繞了

  • the entire big island of Hawaii.

    整個夏威夷大島。

  • (playful orchestral music)

    (有趣的管絃樂)

Ultra-endurance sports didn't just change me physically,

超級馬拉松不僅改變了我的身體,

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