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An Ultra Runners Blog

Buried Deep In All of Us

Perhaps it is the hunter gatherer genes that are buried deep in all of us, but the need to be outside is something I believe cannot be taken for granted by us homo sapiens. After all, if our ancestors survived by roaming large spaces in

Running and Therapy

It has been said that running (exercise in general) is therapy for the mind as much as it is the body. I can’t think of a year other than this year that this would ring  more true. I would be in a much darker place

Above the Clouds

  Been a while since I’ve been out running on the mountain (one year?). I don’t know how or why I’ve let this essential activity slip away for so long. I was reminded of how much I miss it after climbing with Kevin S above

Reach Out and Touch the Pepper Tree

If you are ever in need of a reminder of why getting out of the house to go for a run is better than staying inside and grinding a peloton or treadmill, try running under a pepper tree. When you do, reach up and grab

Getting What I Need

Today’s Run – Low Tide It’s strange, this pandemic thing, especially what it has done to the sport of ultra running. All those races cancelled. It’s enlightening as well, this pandemic thing. No races, no obsessive training, no blogging ;-). But really, I’m a new

Bad News. Good News.

Bad news. Nothing lasts forever. Good News. Nothing lasts forever.  Originally posted here: Read More Source: An Ultra Runners Blog

A Positive From a Negative

When I started my run today I was replete with anxiety. Being held up in the house for days and dealing with this “new normal” was getting to me. As I ran along I started to think about some of the positive things that have

The New Normal

Now that major races are, or are soon to be, shutting down due to the Corona virus, its high time we appreciate things beyond running. I’m adapting quite well to this new normal. Just looking at the sky does wonders to the psyche. Try it,

Impermanence

“No man ever steps in the same river twice. For it’s not the same river, and he’s not the same man.”― Heraclitus Originally posted here: Read More Source: An Ultra Runners Blog