I’ve enjoyed running for as long as I can remember. I’m weird like that. Whether it was on the soccer field or on the road, I just love the peace and pleasure that comes with moving my legs.
But even then, I never understood how human beings were physically able to run a marathon. “26.2 miles?! HA!" I used to think.
I figured the best way to find out was to just do it! This video tells the story.
In the process, I learned how evolution molded our bodies into running machines, how our ancestors first stood up and took off on the hunt, how we fuel our long-distance endurance engines with amazingly efficient cellular ATP factories, what it means to “hit the wall”, and how freaking amazing the Achilles tendon is (perhaps nature’s finest kinetic/potential energy conversion device).
But by far, the most important thing I learned is that our bodies are capable of amazing feats, and just like the evolutionary journey that got us here, you’ve gotta go through a little pain and adaptation to get where you’re going. Luckily I had thousands of you pushing me up every hill!
Hope you enjoy this one, it was a special video to make.
Headed to Philadelphia tomorrow. Can anyone tell this Hawaiian girl how to run in cold weather and snow? What should I wear? How long should I run? I don’t know what to expect, the coldest I’ve ever ran is 50 degrees F.
After a cold run there’s nothing better than sitting down to a hot meal, ideally one that’s easy to prepare. Indeed, without much time or effort you can produce flavorful results using just one pot, says chef Biju Thomas, coauthor of The Feed Zone Cookbook.
This is probably a better representation of my running/training philosophy. (Except the clear pee part, I get that lol!) I like to remind myself that this is supposed to be fun and that I run and surf and exercise because I love the feeling of being outside. I’m not perfect and I never will be and that is okay.