Ya, ya run a mile an hour for 24 hours…Well, this Aussie did that while taking care of house and yard work. He runs, then plants a bunch of trees. Another mile and he fixes a table. Another mile and he repairs a ladder. Another and he stitches a jacket. And on and on. Really fun to watch. Now buddy, you’re earned the right to take the entire week off. Of everything.
(And a wink and nod to the “Make a Baby” goal on his paper towards the end of the film.)
I’m trying to embrace the loneliness of the long-distance runner, but man do I miss running with other people. One thing that races offer is comradery. Seeing familiar faces and catching up at a race expo, comparing notes on how training went leading up to the races … maybe laying down some excuses to lower someone’s expectations.
–Canadian runner and coach Reid Soolsaet writes about his yearning for the return of racing.
Beer: Non-alcoholic offerings are becoming standards in liquor stores as more beer fans realize how much NA’s have improved over the past few years.
–Another funny headline from Mark Remy, but I don’t agree. I think we’ll see some states and countries open up races in a matter of months. I’ll be there.
Outside: Get to know Mike Shattuck, the guy who’s running a marathon a day…forever.
BBC: Grant MacDonald survived a potentially deadly brain hemmorage a few years ago, learned to walk again, and is now clicking off 24 hour races. Nice work Grant!