25 Aug '13, 5pm

2013 Grand Slam of Ultrarunning — Part Three: Excuse Me While I Kiss the Sky #trailrunning

2013 Grand Slam of Ultrarunning — Part Three: Excuse Me While I Kiss the Sky #trailrunning

For those whose fate it was not to get through this time, whose dreams eroded in the wind-driven, dusty miles, in altitude just a little too high for easy breathing despite months of training, there will be other races, an almost immediate beginning of planning the next ‘assault.’ And finally there will be the necessary ‘coming to terms,’ an acceptance that on this day the unthinkable for thousands miles of training has happened. You just stopped. You will fight the urge to explain. Everything. To everyone in sight. Maybe you fight off the tears; maybe you just let go. Finally you come to know that all races are ephemeral, conceived in and planned for in dreams, executed in the moment with no guarantee that what you dream of, what you wish for, will come to pass, that the day is entirely dependent on your being in the arena, in vital relation to the natural world, that bei...

Full article: http://www.irunfar.com/2013/08/2013-grand-slam-of-ultraru...

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