I think the holiday season is as good as thanksgiving and give us an opportunity to be thankful.
When I started running years back, I was "doing my own thing" but was rather aimless.
Fast forward to 2013. Eric's book. I started reading voraciously, training, practicing (balance board, people!) and this past summer, I attended Coach Orton's camp in WY. What an experience!
Slowly things have evolved. I started shaving time off my 50K PB, by one hour, and another hour. And another. My body feels stronger. Recovers faster. My mindset has changed. The adversity, the fear are all moved out of the way as they come up.
My first 50 miles race was in November. Weather and ill health got me to miss the cut-off. But the following week-end marked my best time ever.
I have signed up for American River 50 miles in march of next year. I'll be running with elite runners. And in may, I will be running the BTR (Born To Run) 100 miles.
I could not have done that without Eric's guidance.
Thank you. Happy holidays!