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What's Your Ultra Challenge?

Friday, November 16, 2012

Ultra Run

I read this blog account of a 50 mile ultra marathon this morning and thought it was such a good account of what we all have to struggle with. You ultimate testing may be grief or a medical problem or walking away from a plate of cookies. But we all have to deal with the voice in our head that tells us we can't do this, we're not good enough.

But we are.

We are strong enough, and we are worth the effort.

I am strong enough, and I am worth the effort.

I have a goal of doing the C & O Canal One Day Hike. 50K hike. A 3.1 mph pace to maintain. I don't know if I can do it this year. In fact, I fear that I won't be ready. But every day that I get up in the dark and go for a walk, every day that I work out while one son swims or another runs, I am leaving behind the old self and letting out the self that says, "Yes, I can. Yes, I will."
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