By Jomay Steen
The former astronaut believes it was the mental aspect of training that helped achieve his goal.
"I kept thinking, 'As hard as it may be, you can do this,'" he said.
Herrington, 50, shared his experiences as a NASA mission specialist and an extreme cyclist with an audience of nearly 100 people on Friday at the Dahl Arts Center as one of the presentations of the Dahl Mountain Culture Festival.
It's interesting to juxtapose this story with the prom-dress story. You can achieve your dreams if you work hard, says Herrington. Or you can achieve your dreams if you dress like a princess and a prince sweeps you off your feet. Needless to say, the first message is better than the second one.