I don’t have a clear reason why I run long distances or head out for 100 mile bike rides other than because I can. I work out regularly, push my body hard, and once I hit a plateau I push it harder. It’s a lifestyle. When days off role around, I don’t spend them shopping or on the couch, I decide to head out for long run or ride.
Once I went to the endurance side over 4 years ago when running my first marathon, I never went back. I knew what my body could handle and endure. Even when breaking my foot (times 3), mentally I wanted nothing more than to go the distance.
About to run my first marathon
But, all within reason. I have learned since the foot incident that when we push our bodies too hard, they scream back at us. Or like a child throwing a fit, they sit down and refuse to do anything.
Perhaps Mountain Daddy has pushed it a bit too hard, but it doesn’t mean that he can’t go the distance. And it doesn’t mean that when people tell us to stop that we will. In fact, we will just go further.
So, I did what any good endurance addicted daughter would do and sent him a bit of reading today:
His backpack will be full of Cliff Shots and water, but at least significantly lighter than 25 lbs.Do people every question why you run or bike so far? All the freaking time What is your response? I don’t have one. Help me be witty please.