Good Reads, Quotes, Running

Badge of Honor

“All endurance sports are about continuing when it feels as if you have nothing left, when everything aches, when you feelΒ done-but you’re not. You have to go beyond the numbers that, like certain birthdays for some people, just seem intrinsically daunting: fifty miles, one hundred miles, one thousand miles, two thousand miles, and random points in between. At such distances, the sport becomes every bit as much mental as physical. More so. […]

The next mileage hurdle is daunting, no matter what the distance and the difference from your last accomplishment. Whether you’re increasing from a 5K to a 10K, or a half-marathon to a marathon, or from the marathon to an ultrarun, there’s a similar rush of exhilaration in breaking the barrier; it’s badge of honor.”

– Marshall Ulrich, Running on Empty

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