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Month: September 2018

What Happened: A DNF Might Save Your Life and Other Things I Learned at IMTUF 100

What Happened: A DNF Might Save Your Life and Other Things I Learned at IMTUF 100

For a morbid half-awake moment, I considered what it might be like to drown. Would it be peaceful or would it be an eternal panic before passing out? You see, I was clinging to a pink flamingo floatie in the middle of a hot springs pool at 4 AM while 160 of my comrades were still in the mountains fighting a battle. And all I wanted to do was fall asleep. But if I did, I’d likely slip into the water…

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How to Accomplish Impossible Tasks: One Step at a Time

How to Accomplish Impossible Tasks: One Step at a Time

A friend of mine once asked how to accomplish a seemingly impossible task. I replied, “Well, just like running a marathon, one step at a time.” She replied, “well, that’s big coming from you. You’ve actually run a marathon.” While her praise felt good, I still put on The Mask of False Humility and mildly deflected the praise. But in retrospect, I think she’s kind of right and it took a month of injury and forced indoor training for me to…

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