Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Introductions are in Order

Who is this Ultra Flunkie dude?

Well I am far from an elite or competitive ultra runner but I do absolutely love the sport, if you want to call it that.  Before I ever knew that there were 50ks and above races, I was spending all day running local trails to escape from the cement world.  I was not born with the ability to run ultras (I am sure there are some out there that were) but instead developed an ability to push myself while maintaining a positive mental attitude thanks to a 20 years career the U.S. Marine Corps.

Now it is time for me to begin planning my transition to a new career. My new priorities are to devote more time to focus on my family, my passion for trail running, and more specifically ultras.  Trail running is my escape, my relief from the stresses of everyday life, my way to deal with anxiety and depression, and my grounding cable.  That is why I want to- no- I have to publish this blog.  I want to bring this amazing sport, or hobby for some, to more people.  There are so many people that are so focused on their jobs, bills, social media ("who likes me?" stuff), and other stresses but have no productive means to deal with it all.

I am not an expert, a doctor, an elite athlete, or anything special that makes me an authoritative figure.  I am a fellow runner, and running coach, that is passionate about running and developing a healthy lifestyle and I want to share with you my thoughts and experiences.  Even if only one person finds this blog helpful and educational then I believe it to be a success.

-Everything Is Amazing, Ultra Flunkie

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