When Amelia Boone isn't really pulling i-beams out of frigid Vermont rivers for the Death Race or winning Spartan Races, she working as a highly competitive attorney. Every day she's up at 4:07, running trails at 5 and at her desk by 7. Has she constantly been that method? Yes. As a kid, in exactly what must have seemed odd to observers, her family was encouraging her to relax and not take things so seriously. She thinks perseverance and drive can be a routine, do not let them lapse. It's more difficult to begin or begin again than simply keep going.