Plus, a two-year anniversary and retrospective
congratulations on your two years and nearly 2,000 subscribers! I just crossed 1,000 myself and would love if you could share the survey you fielded, as I'm planning on doing the same thing... You can reach me at email@example.com
Also -- I'm a trail runner but not an ultra runner by any means. I think I'd be down for some ultra walking though -- I love backpacking and time in the mountains, doing what I call "the Goat Work," as I've written about here:
Cheers Sarah, way to go!
Thank you. I just finished a long three day weekend race in Mammoth and I found myself contemplating a ‘big break’ because of all the excuses I sometimes have around the time training requires with family and profession. I wrestle with it often and your article helped me be reminded, yet again, to normalize my abnormal passion. Congratulations on two years.
Congratulations on two years! I love this meditation on ultra friendships. I haven't run an ultra yet (injury sidelined me a bit this year) but the trail running community I met when I moved to my little mountain town has been a huge part of why I love it here so much. Everyone is welcoming and friendly on group runs, and encourages setting big goals and pushing limits, and up for planning mountain adventures, and ready to commiserate when things don't go according to plan. And in a funny crossing of paths, I actually live in the same town as Becky, and it was so cool to read your profile of her! She really is such a force of nature and fabulous human.
Here's to the next two years, and beyond!
I'm sad the camp wasn't advertised better, I would have loved to attend. I'm on Hardrock email list and FB/IG, and still haven't heard a thing. Thanks for the write up though. Hopefully I get to visit and run together:)