(I selected this post to be featured on my blog’s page at Running Blogs.)Why do we do it? I get asked this question all the time. Why run 26.2, 50, or 100 miles? In a row? Do you ever walk? Eat? Bathroom? Let’s just try to answer why we do it.
You may think that since I run ultramarathon trail races that I am some kind of health nut or that I’m super athletic and really in shape. No, I’ve never won a race in my life, but I did come in fifth place in my age group in the Big Bend 50K in 2006. I was also last. No, I’m not a health nut either. I do not only eat plain tuna, brown rice, and acai berries. I’m not a vegetarian or vegan and do not frequent the gym for cardio, strength training, or yoga although I should.