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