Today, I was thinking about what I’m going to do when this is all over. What will be the my next goal? After some thought, I want to do an ultra marathon. Why an ultra marathon? Because it’s pretty much everything I love about running summed up into a race: Something new to look at every few minutes, a whole day of running, and adventure. Ultra marathons are also different from marathons and 10k and 5k races. Those other races are really focused on time while ultra marathons are focused more on finishing the race. It’s running because I love it and not because I have to hit a certain or anything.
That’s why I the ultra marathon is my next goal. I’ll probably start with a 50 mile one then my next goal will be to do a 100 mile one. There’s actually one in Tahoe that will be on July 19, 2014 and the sign-ups end in about 10 days, so maybe it will happen sooner than I think!