Never/Always//Easy/Worth It. This set of words has been particularly frontal in my mind the past couple of weeks. As I step into the final days of tapering for a race that has inspired me for the majority of my adult life, things are starting to get very, very real. The mountains and their miles are some of the best teachers we may ever know. Its almost never an easy day out there. Your physical and mental boundaries are nearly guaranteed to bend if not break. You get trained to be ready for anything: weather, sickness, hunger, pain, getting lost, staying level in times of uncontrollable happiness... and so much more. Those miles-hours-weeks-months... are always worth it though. We become better versions of ourselves, and contribute to the betterment of the communities that share a passion that runs deep. Whatever the outcome is next week, i want to give a sincere thank you to aIl the people who I've shared miles with, who have supported otherwise, or even just been onlookers to this sport of remarkable human beings. You make the difference, and every step a blessing. Cheers to wherever we wander.
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