Over the weekend, Nat and I stumbled upon (by which I mean we found it through stumble upon) this video*:
After watching it, Nat asked how far a hobby like ultramarathoning can really go before it crosses a line and becomes something of a pathology. Honestly? I don’t know the answer to that question. David Goggins, and ultramarathoners in general, are both amazing and incomprehensible to me. I dream of one day running a 50-miler, or at least going beyond 26.2 miles. When I think about what it is about ultrarunning that makes me want to do it, all I can really come up with is the fact that I want to know what it’s like to push my body to its limit, and come out on the other side.
What do you think of ultrarunning? Is it an understandable hobby or is it pathological? Would you be willing to put yourself up to a similar challenge?
*I’ve been having all kinds of trouble getting this video to embed properly. If you can’t see it, you can access it here.