I am a girl who loves mountains, changing seasons, running, true backpacking, strong coffee, and knitting with high quality yarn.
When something bad happens, you have three choices: let it define you, let it destroy you, or let it strengthen you.
The purpose of life is to discover and develop your gift. The meaning of life comes from sharing your gift with others. - David Viscott
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Why I run ultras
I must say how hard it is to relate to the rest of world what an ultra trail run is like: what makes it a special event?…the pages sent out over the past few days say it all à even if only we can relate to the stories, the pickle juice and gu. It is overwhelming on the Trail – the smiles, the tough moments, everyone cheering each other on and wishing each other well all along the way ….there is a camaraderie of the trail that lifts even the most competitive in these events to some greater cause to see each person do well ..it brings out the best in all of us, pulls everyone together in an “individual common cause” wishing each other the best through it all….it is a great, great thing …all that is left to be said is the thank you that can’t say enough to the Aide Station folks...
Lisa Bliss' documented Badwater run by Glenn Tachyama is here.
Official Mt Hood race pictures are here and from a 50M runner Matthew Nahorniak are here