It has now been 4 years since I have started defining myself as a runner. It is one of the best definitions someone can credit me with. I love that! Runners are awesome, positive and fun.
People have all sorts of bucket lists, and for the past few years, mine tend to have at least a few long-distance racing events, but an injury has kind of stopped me along the way.
However, I did get to do some crazy running stuff already – including a half-marathon in Switzerland in the middle of the night, and a 100 kilometer run as a part of 12-hour ultramarathon. However, I’m still far from seeing Machu Picchu during a marathon, but hey – that’s why we all have bucket lists in the first place, right? Here’s the one that has “Top Marathons 2016” written on top!
This is directed to every single person that has ever stepped their foot out the door in order to run. A hundred meters, a mile, ten minutes, three hours, doesn’t matter. If you did that – and if you are doing it again, too – you are a runner, and this is for you.
Highly impacted by the event of this week’s Dublin Marathon, where I volunteered, there are things piling up in my heart that I just need to share with the world.
Let’s set one thing straight and upfront before I even start: there is no answer to either ‘how’ or ‘why’, especially considering that almost everyone in my life just says ‘because you are crazy’ as an explanation. Anyway, if you want to know more about my ultramarathon story despite the craziness, keep on reading!