Register soon for Trails of Glory before the price increases! Link in profile. Come run with us among the wild burros, by the ducky tree, and while enjoying beautiful views of the Red Rock Canyon cliff faces!
I found myself spinning into (mostly false) story this weekend: training gone south, work stress, a body not cooperating, and life roadbumps. So I sat down and wrote a gratitude list for everything amazing in my life.
As cliche as it may be, it pulled me out of the funk. Life may be a beautiful mess, but that's what makes it pretty freakin' rad. (And, Pop-Tarts)
75 265718 hours ago
Changed my shirt against 👶🏼🍼. That's like an #ultramarathon at the moment. You need endurance. 😊She grows and is strong. Legs and feet of a runner? Would be nice but the most important thing is that she is healthy and fit ! Tired, happy Dad Flow. Still did a fast 30k in 3:45 min./km yesterday. 😊👶🏼🍼💩
14 18777 hours ago
When people ask me why I love Ultra running, there is never one answer that stands alone. Often I talk about meeting amazing competitors, or the beautiful places it takes me. I love spending hours on the trails, surrounded by nature and challenging the limits of my body. But one aspect that I don’t get to talk about much is the way that Ultrarunning challenges my mind, and forces me to be a better problem solver. There are so many things that can go wrong over the course of a 50, 60, or 100 mile race. Sometimes it’s something physical inside of me that needs fixing, like a cramp, an angry muscle or tendon, or a blister that needs popping. Sometimes it’s external, like a broken strap on a headlamp, a crew malfunction that’s thrown off your fueling plan, or an overly amorous Italian goat. Sometimes it’s the competition itself, either taking a wrong turn on the course, or just can’t seem to figure out how to close that 10 minute gap in front of you. All of these problems have solutions, and part of the fun of ultrarunning is solving them on the fly without panicking or losing control. The fittest athlete in the race doesn’t always win, many times whoever is the best problem solver will be the first to get to the finish line.
Most importantly, when I come back to the real world after my race, I can genuinely apply the lessons I’ve learned about myself and my ability to persevere to my everyday life. #endurance#ultrarunning#trailrunning#guforit#punksandpoets#womenwhofly#life#lifeisbeautiful#challenge#liveitup#nevereasyalwaysworthit 📷@amysproston
21 100413 hours ago
103 miles. 27 hours, 28 minutes. To say he inspires me doesn't come close to describing the joy I find in watching him set goals and work every single day to achieve them. It's one of Ben's most wonderful traits and one I wish I had more of. I am damn proud to be married to such an incredible, driven person. // McCall, ID