Good morning, my friends! ☀️ Wherever you are in the world, I hope you’re waking up to a peaceful morning, one where the sun is shining and you’re getting out for a run sometime very soon. As I write this, here in Atlanta we’re waking up after a night of curfew, and after a few days that have changed our city (and the country) forever. Last night was calmer than the night before, but I know there are many whose voices we still need to hear.
Great post and it couldn't have come at a better time. Nice to know my not-racing "funk" is shared by others.
Loved this interview, I saw him at his last race before COVID , the iconic ALQ 50 k , he is so inspirational
Thank you for that interview with the great Bart Yasso! I met him the year he retired from Runner’s World, even attended his book signing. I have still not read it because I don’t want to “ruin” it. I’ve got to say that he is so “real”, so authentic, so genuine, and the most down to earth runner I have ever had the pleasure of personally meeting. In my book, he’s up there with Pre! This man invented the Yasso 800’s, yet he never brags on himself. He has the best memory and recalls people he’s met years ago... and their PR’s!! He wants to know about you and your accomplishments and your next goal. From what I’ve heard, he will remember too. Heck I can’t remember my own..lol!
And to Bart..I’m finding myself in a funk too. Luckily I still have a very full time job to keep me occupied but I’m reaching...reaching hard. I just finished the yeti Ultra challenge yesterday. That’s 5 miles every 4 hours in a 24 hour period...totaling 30 miles in one day. I’m spent but it was worth it! Also I just signed up myself and my 13 year old son for a series challenge...an actual in person 5k every Thursday night from June 4th through the end of the August. We have to wear masks during the race and it will be a staggered start, with chipped based time, capped at 200 runners. I’ll take an in-person race vs. virtual any day.
Hang in there, fellow runners!
Have you seen the new Sports Illustrated? 3 articles about running!!
Thank you Terrell! For every word of it. I hope we are all safe. I also hope that each of us makes right decision when we have a choice. It is for sure amazing time we live in, not easy at all, but at its minimum not written in stone. I am learning a lot now - about myself and about my community, and about my country. Thank you so much everybody for being here together.