OK, time for some marathon humor. If you've run a marathon, you know how those stairs can be later the same day of a marathon and even worse the next day. Check out this video:
"The Badwater, the most extreme footrace on earth, features a 135-mile course that extends over barren desert, across three mountain ranges and through soaring temperatures of up to 130 degrees Fahrenheit -- with the added perils of flash floods and windstorms along the way. This documentary tracks 13 of the brave participants and runs the full gamut of human emotions with them -- from joy to despair -- as they push the limits of human endurance."
I hope to see you on the trails!
Some inspiration for today:
Perhaps the genius of ultrarunning is its supreme lack of utility. It makes no sense in a world of space ships and supercomputers to run vast distances on foot. There is no money in it and no fame, frequently not even the approval of peers. But as poets, apostles and philosophers have insisted from the dawn of time, there is more to life than logic and common sense. The ultra runners know this instinctively. And they know something else that is lost on the sedentary. They understand, perhaps better than anyone, that the doors to the spirit will swing open with physical effort. In running such long and taxing distances they answer a call from the deepest realms of their being -- a call that asks who they are ...
Off the topic: Food....I watched this documentary this week called "The Future of Food." If you subscribe to NetFlix, you can watch it online for free (as I did). It is jaw-dropping and will amaze you at how agriculture in this country (specifically corn and soybeans) has been transformed by big-money corporations and the government. No, this is not a political left or right documentary, but more of a history lesson of what's happened (especially to the farmers), what is happening, and what is to come. Near the end, I heard an argument for organic foods better than anything I had heard before. If you care about what you eat, where it comes from, and who your dollars are impacting, make it a priority to watch this. Find it at NetFlix or read about it at The Future of Food website.
Spring....I am waiting for you!!!!