Finishing isn’t always the only accomplishment.

“It’s not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.” – Sir Edmund Hillary, who conquered Mount Everest and the South Pole.

HillaryI am reading Run!  26.2 Stories Of Blisters And Blissby Dean Karnazes (My third book of his).  This quote shows up after Karnazes talks about his once non-runner friend who began training for a 50-mile race, saying “Adventure happens within.”

deanrunAdventure is different for everyone.

After running six marathons I have signed up for The Bear Chase 50k in the fall.  My mother has ran more than a dozen marathons and has no desire to go beyond 26.2 miles.  And I lead a Run For God 5k Challenge class and had some runners go on to 10k’s and half marathons – and a handful are content with the 3.1 mile distance.

Running continues to fuel my competitive desires as I learn how to push myself to new heights.  How has running helped you find the “adventure that happens within?”

Happy Running,
Kyle

Top of the tower at Mahoney State Park, me in Nebraska.

Top of the tower at Mahoney State Park, me in Nebraska.

 

 

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About kdenny01

I became a father at 32 years. Hadley Elise has given me so much joy and has been another chapter in my life telling me not to be afraid. Fatherhood is awesome.
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