Just finished watching 'Running The Sahara'. It's the story of three guys running the distance of the Sahara Desert from the Atlantic to the Red Sea... that's right - 4000 plus miles.
I'm not going to ruin the story for you but if you love watching anyone attempt this type of challenge, it gives a pretty realistic view on what a person ends up finding out about oneself. Man vs. Man, Man vs. Nature, Man vs. Self, it's all in here.
I think running has a way of doing that every day as well as through a lifetime. Those days that you get up and check the weather and see that it's already 77 degrees and 100% Humidity before 8 in the morning. As well as the days it's 26 below with a wind chill of 40 below. It's times like these that when you tie up your shoes and head out the door your mettle gets tested more than the races you run.
My nephew that teaches in Korea has a saying on the wall of his classroom: "Less excuses and more effort". It's a simple phrase that says a lot.
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