Can a fairly average trail runner cover 1200 miles of trail in 12 months? I’m not sure, but I’m going to give it a try.
The concept isn’t a New Year’s resolution, it stinks of one I’ll admit. For me it’s just an idea that popped into my head on my first trail run of 2013. A lot of things pop into my mind when I run. Lucky for me more things fall out. This particular idea was still rattling around in my mind when I got home and stuck around for breakfast the next day.
Some ideas are horrible house guests. They leave wet, dirty towels on the floor and drink the last cold beer. Eventually you’ve either gotta kick’em out or find a way to live with it. I’ve decided to live with “it”… 1200 miles.
A blog was born. My first post reflects the night this idea came about like a pebble in my shoe. The rest will talk document my experience as I try to cover 1200 miles in 2013. My motivators, ideas, gear, challenges and whatever else won’t be ignored.
My hope for this endeavor serves two purposes. It’s outward facing and introspective. Giving and completely selfish. I want to clarify what I can about this sport that has become a critical staple of my life. Purely for myself. To understand why.
The other side is rooted in the belief that I’m not an anomaly. I’m not the first to fit this sport and I won’t be the last. If I can give one gift to a perfect stranger, even better a loved one, it would be the peace that I find on the right day, on the right trail in the right moment. If you’re driven to run for any reason and one post I write can put some fuel in your tank that’ll be all right. It’s time well spent.
Thanks for coming by,