I chose a goal that a guy like me should not be able to accomplish. And what I’ve learned is it takes a lot of support. It takes a team. And support is a two way street! I can tell you without a shadow of doubt if I tried to take on running a 100 mile ultra marathon all on my own I would have already quite. I can’t tell you how many times the though of giving up goes through my head. But, I’ve also studied enough about human nature to know if I have people helping and depending on me, I don’t want to let them down. So I can’t tell you guys how grateful I am for following my blog. Sharing this has been so important to my success in keeping up with training and my eye on the goal of completing the Zion100.
But this post is more than just to say Thank you to my supporters. It’s not enough just to ask people to help with what you are doing. If you really want people to stand behind you its a two way street. You have to be there for them as well. That’s how a bond is formed. We are building a team here. I like to call it a tribe. That’s why we’ve named it the Worn Souls Running Team.
Tim Wambach is one of our original members and my pacer along with my wife Emily for Zion. Tim lives in Chicago and most of our communication is via skype. Tim is training for his own massive goal of running from Orlando to Chicago this upcoming July to raise money for the non profit organization Keep On Keeping On. He just ran a personal marathon and reached out for support. A “way to go, I’m proud of you” post on Facebook was not going to cut it. I got a message from Tim at the halfway mark and I strapped on my shoes, got out on the trail, and sent him a quick video to let him know I was out there to bring him in. So, from thousands of miles away I ran the second half of that marathon with him.
So, thank you to everyone that has followed along with this blog. You’ve really helped me to stick with it. If there is anything I can do to support you in your big ass goal please let me know! Leave a comment and let me know what your shooting for. Weather your trying to get started or already on your way I’d love to hear your stories.