Welcome to Fitness Friday #50
Celebrate fitness. Celebrate good health. Celebrate friends. Celebrate your passion.
Running the 12-hour relay a few weeks ago with Chad may have, in fact, changed my entire perspective on running. An ultra was always a distance that other people ran. Not me. I gave running beyond a marathon very little thought. Until now. I can only compare the
obsession feeling to how I felt after running my first race. I wanted to run more and I wanted to learn everything I could about running. I immersed myself in reading books, meeting other runners and asking Chad a million questions. So, where does that leave me now? Reading. Googling. Asking questions. And needing trail shoes.
As I sit here writing this I’m realizing that yes, I still want to increase my pace but not as much as I want to increase the distance. How far? I don’t know. Maybe I will find that 31 miles is far enough. Maybe 50 miles will be my limit. What I do know is that I want to find out.
I have Chad enabling my obsession. He sent me an email that included this
He is referring to Running to Infinity‘s Running 200 which looks like this
Now who’s the crazy one in this relationship 🙂
How do you test your limits? Lift more weight? Bike more miles? Swim more laps? Has your perspective on running or fitness in general changed over the years? Do you remember how it felt the first time you accomplished a fitness goal? What is the longest distance you have ever considered (or would consider) running?