Too often today’s world pushes us beyond reasonable expectations. Too often we are forced to make decisions and choices that can be dangerous to ourselves and others and ultimately can disrupt our equilibrium. Too often, quite simply, we are driven to places in which we cease to adequately function. In these moments, I believe, the failures and disappointments inherent in long distance ultrarunning have much to share and teach. In these moments, the gift of failure provides the essential tools for success. In the end, in these moments of failure and despair on the run, we can find ways to forge on that can steer us even through life’s most turbulent waters.
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