Flyers! This month’s challenge is inspired by hills. In life, we are so attached to data, numbers, times, paces, and hard facts. As runners we crave feedback, splits, and times. Well hills my friends, hills throw that all out the window. We all need a little variety in our lives and in our training but it can be scary to stray away from routine and the feeling of security. I encourage you to embrace the challenge of hills head on and experience the benefits reaped from going up and over them.
Everyone, anyone CAN run 100 miles. In fact, I feel that of all the distances, 100 miles can be distilled won to a most primal level, the most simple. The task for most seems impossible to wrap your head around, impossible to even consider. The reality of running 100 miles or any big audacious goal is that our perceptions of our own capabilities, our own limits stand in the way. The reality is that we are often scared, soft, entitled, seeking the easiest way, avoiding failure at all costs. We don’t ever get close to our limits and so we cannot fathom even coming close.