I signed up for an ultra-marathon [for those of you who do not know what an ultra-marathon is, it is anything over 26.2 miles… #ouch] on a whim. I had done a handful of half marathons, but never anything over 13.1. Sure, I was nervous. But, I had come to the conclusion over the past year that it’s okay to be afraid. It was okay to be uncomfortable. This was something that I wanted to do for me, + me alone — so much so that I didn’t tell anyone besides my boyfriend + good friend until 3 weeks before the race.
Call me crazy, but I’m so glad that I signed up. I learned so much about myself, my body + my strength in that one afternoon. If you have a goal, I suggest diving in head first. But, if you want to run an ultra, read the 7 things I learned from running an ultra marathon… + then dive in head first : )
Big thanks to CHAARG for the feature!