2023.11.22 - Run, fail, run

Randy Racing GearMy friend Jeff trained for years and failed 11 times before finishing a 100 mile trail race. Diana Nyad trained all her life and put together a team and the financial backing 4 times, to attempt a record 100 mile swim from Cuba to Florida, finally making it at age 64. These efforts remind me of the Thomas Edison quote: I have not failed, I’ve just found 1,000 ways it won’t work, or Chumbawamba: I get knocked down But I get up again You're never going to keep me down. There are no givens in this life, and, as runners, we are reminded of this constantly as we fail our way to personal glory, even as we fail! As the cold, blustery, grey days of November try to block our progress, we will keep up the good fight. Bo Schembechler said: Those who stay, will be champions. I say, not always. The truth is, we may fail epically until the end, but our valiant effort, and our difficult and incredible journey is the real story, living life in full color and in your face. I’m proud of you and you should be proud also. Dig it!

Savor the pain, it may be all today’s run leaves us,

Randy Step, an admitted obsessed, persistent runner, getting back up again, and again ...

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