The incredible journey that I was fortunate enough to take, in both training for and running a 100 mile race, taught me many valuable lessons.
Here are 20 of them, in no particular order:
point in doing something, unless you put everything you have into it.
Ultra marathons are insanely great. With both words
having equal billing.
It’s OK if you don’t know what you’re doing. No
one else does either.
Use your watch only as a reminder to drink/eat. Never
for time of day.
smiling and singing (even when you don’t feel like it) can really help.
Toenails are one of the most
useless (and painful) parts of your anatomy.
Never underestimate the power of chicken broth.
A little dab of Desitin can totally save
9. Puking can be surprisingly beneficial.
10. No matter how bad you feel, it never
always gets worse.
When trying to run a long way it’s best to avoid warm
fires and comfy chairs.
12. It’s OK
to be proud of the color of your pee.
13. 100 miles
is not that far, but 10 can feel like forever.
14. Friends can
be a tremendous source of strength, if you allow them be.
Never trust a fart after mile 92.
16. It's always coldest right before the
The only thing that suffering means
is that you’re still alive.
18. It’s best
to finish, if you can. So you won’t ever have to do it again.
19. You are
awesome! And capable of way more than you realize.
Run 100 miles. Not because you are fast, or
strong, or smart.
But, because you are crazy enough to believe that you can!