my search to understand the bigger picture

Friday, June 15, 2012

Possibly my favorite ultra runner

hal koerner is quite possibly my favorite ultra runner.  not really sure why, other than the guy has major talent.  i love that in this video he says his dad played a role in getting him into running.

for me, one of my best friends, michael chitwood got me into running.  he began running i believe because of some other friends of his, and eventually our staff at youth for christ decided all to run a 1/2 marathon as a fundraiser.  i was 280 pounds at the time, and began my training by walking 1/2 mile every day.  my longest training run for that race was a little over 3 miles.  i finished in just under 3 hours, and ended up visiting the medical tent with heat exhaustion.  an iv was placed in my arm.  it was fun.  not.

but i didn't stop there.  now, having lost 80 pounds, and having run 5 ultras and 4 marathons, i'm hooked.  i'm a runner for life.

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