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Relentless Forward Progress - Local Guide Finds Community, Purpose Through Endurance Sports


Last updated 2/28/2020 at 1:24pm

Post-race friends compare blisters, hammer toes and black and missing toenails. (Courtesy Photo by Jayne Fought)

There's been a recurring theme in my life lately. Over and over the same message has entered my psyche via different people and in different formats. It's a long distance runner's mantra, "Relentless Forward Progress." There's an entire world out there focused on endurance on the trails. They're ultra marathoners and long-distance hikers. I've been one but not the other...yet.

It started in 2011 when I picked up the book, "Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen" by Christopher McDougall. The book describes that people are physiologic...

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