It was the post where I recognized that I was in fact an ultramarathoner. It wasn't a long post and there were certainly other contenders (detailed in the year-end review), but I think this is the post that puts the biggest smile on my face. It's re-posted below.
Happy New Year!
will I really be an ultramarathoner? I mean, I was doing this over 2 days, and you normally have to continuously run to have it all considered one race.
I decided that that was a dumb rule. I thought about the pain and the distance and the fatigue and the fighting of injuries, and you know what? I'm an ultramarathoner... for two reasons, actually.
- On the first day, I ran 27.18 miles, so by the technical definition, anything more than a marathon is an ultramarathon, I did it that on day 1.
- More importantly, I think ShirleyPerly said it best. If you feel in your heart that you're an ultramarathoner, then you are one. And you know what? I do!
So, let me say it again: I AM AN ULTRAMARATHONER!
This was written as part of the Runner's Lounge Take It and Run Thursday.