Monday, February 22, 2010

25 days 8hrs ...

This blog will have some stories about my life and my journey to out-run the antelope..everyday. Determination has become a close friend of mine.

Over the last 6 months I have taken up running. I have never been a runner in my life but always fantasized about having the ability to run because it felt good. I am beginning to get there. Last week I had a break through. I ran 10 miles three days in a row and ran my longest distance ever of 24miles. In total I ran 47 miles last week. I believe my breakthrough happened for a variety of reasons. 1) I made all of my runs and added miles 2) I read most of "Born to Run" by Christopher McDougall. I am completely obsessed and inspired by the ultra runners and the Tarahumara tribe in Copper Canyons of Mexico. The book has many inspiring ideas and stories about running and the anthropological reasons why humans are meant to run long distance (hence my blog title "out-runningtheantelopes").  Here is a link to a Washington Post article about the book: Book Review "born to run"-Washington Post. I recommend everyone read it! It really inspired me to think differently about a bunch of things in my life. I believe running is a big reason that the last 6 months of my life have been so enjoyable. The endorphins are real! 

1 comment:

  1. yaaaaaaay! this is so exciting!! and you are WILD! 47 miles in a week???? insaaane.