Whatever poison you pick, the purpose is still the same... how far can you go?
When the fact that I run ultramarathons comes up in a conversation, the reaction isn't varied much:
- "You're crazy."
- "I don't even like to drive that far!"
- "I can't even run a mile."
- "Wow, you're like Forrest Gump or something."
|Okay, okay, maybe I see some similarities.|
Running endurance events is all about pushing your body and pushing your mind to its limits and then seeing if you can squeeze out some more. It takes resolve, some degree of passion, and a willingness to step out of your comfort zone.
My love of the outdoors led me to ultrarunning in high school. I wanted to experience the things I loved in a new way, but I also wanted to know myself better. How far could I push myself? What could I learn?
To read the whole story, go here.
Today, ultrarunning is just part of who I am. It always will be, even if I can't run. I love the people, the events, the places, I love it all.
|I even love the intense cramping, dehydration, bloody nipples, |
and inability to walk up steps for several days following.
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