Ultra Training Update - Week
It has been a great week for running in Colorado, nothing but sunshine where I am at, if not a bit windy, but I’ve managed to get 24 miles in the first week out. My knee seems stronger with each run as I focus more and more on mechanics. The week felt pretty great – it was nice to be back to running! I’m chiseling away at all of the multitude of pieces – the miles, the cold, the nutrition, the fasting, cross training, and all the technical pieces to eventual make videos and a podcast.
In older days this was called the path of initiation. Where a student, who remains a student forever, moves on from years and years of study, contemplation, and back burner experimentation into a full on practice of what was discovered turning that knowledge into practice and into wisdom. Having spent everyday in study for the past 15+ years I now find myself at this vaguely familiar point. Where the rubber meets the road… in this case the rubber of my shoe 🙂
So why do all of this?
I could perform some wordsmithing to eloquently capture the wonderment of adventure, the hope of a dream, the curiosity of an explorer, or the plan of a businessman and in part, they would all hold a portion of the whole. Yet in the middle of that there exists something else. The journey of my life hasn’t been entirely typical. Saving the backstory for another time I’ve had a series of experiences in life that have influenced which path I take with seemingly no rhyme or reason – until recently. After 15 dedicated years to this lifestyle I found a thread that the more I pull on the more I see it connects all of these events. Leading me to here, running in 2020.
I ‘know’ why, I ‘know’ where it is going, and am happy to be on the ride. Happy you’re here too, thanks for reading!
Want to run along?
Patreon is a great way for me to fund this entire adventure from gear to race buy ins and maybe even a smidge for my time – join the party for as little as $1 a month and be a part of the journey!
Sweatcoin is an awesome concept of a crypto-currency based system that rewards your to move around! Get paid to walk & run, get special offers for your hard earned sweatcoins!
I just started up a youtube channel to document this adventure. It is more than just another running story and encompasses the larger adventure that is the past 12 years of my life culminating into now.
The philosophy that is inspiring this journey, check out the preview my clocking button! This is my first book and is self published you can order on this site or amazon!