29 Jul '14, 10am

Enjoy 'Not A Loser,' an essay about learning life lessons through trail running.

Enjoy 'Not A Loser,' an essay about learning life lessons through trail running.

I had never been a physio’s office before. It smelled funny and the skeleton in the corner, while plastic, seemed to be giving me the look that said, “Anytime buddy, anytime at all.” I listened to the conversation next door-–the doc was talking about running with a lady who seemed to have been there numerous times before. As the curtain opened I jumped up and apologized straight away–sorry man, another runner! “It’s okay,” he said, he was a triathlete and liked this stuff. He asked me to lift the hem of my shorts so he could have a look at my quads. I turned this way and that as he a-ha-ed. So, he said, “How long have you been training for trail ultras?” “Uh…” I sort of said, “how did you know that?” Ultra trail runners develop their quads and calves in ways different from other runners was his answer. His next question, “A pain in the knee, eh?” He jabbed at my hip with h...

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