Sharing some early miles with @the_fruitarian at the Vermont 100 this past weekend.
Almost as beautiful as it is deceptively hard, I earned every bit of my 20 hours in the Green Mountains.
After 11 hours, my body's tolerance for running began to fade. I realized that although I didn't want to endure 10 hours of walking, I needed to.
I had not finished a hundred in almost two years, something that defined my identity not all that long ago. It was difficult to struggle and suffer all day, but I am reminded of what I was told at the last aid station by a volunteer when I asked about the remaining mileage, "Is it up or down?" >
"It's the @vermont100." >
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