31 Jul '15, 9pm

New blog post: Why do we put ourselves through hellish things like marathons anyway?

New blog post: Why do we put ourselves through hellish things like marathons anyway?

No, I’m not talking about those hard things. Get your mind out of the gutter. Take a look at this. An unfiltered glimpse of my Wednesday. And, there’s the peak we are headed for. This is how my family (Ken, 2 kids), my brother and my 2 nephews spent a day this week. For years my nephews (now 13 and 16) have wanted to do a 14’ner (aka climb a 14,000+ foot peak). They don’t live in Colorado. In fact they live about as far away as you can get – in Dhaka, Bangladesh. We decided this was the summer we would attempt this feat. The challenge? Gray’s Peak = 14,270 feet. It’s weird living in Colorado. Things get normalized. So many people climb 14,000 feet mountains (there are 52 of them) that it becomes almost “no big deal.” Just like so many people run 100 mile ultras and do lots of other crazy things. But, there is nothing “no big deal-ish” about climbing a mountain or running u...

Full article: http://www.shutupandrun.net/2015/07/what-hard-things-teac...

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