Today I am leaving for Brazil to run 351 miles along the Caminho de Fe (Way of Faith). Starting Wednesday, I will be attempting to run about 60 miles per day for 6 straight days. Thankfully I am running with two great friends, Chris Roman and Tony Portera. For me, this trip signifies the end of a painful segment of my life and confirms the power of new beginnings. That said, I don't wish to forget the past few years. Instead, I will blend all that I have learned along way with the new lessons that are on the path ahead. Plainly put, I have to carry all this shit with me anyway so I might as well use it.
I have a strong belief that endurance is not a physical attribute but is more of an attitude. I have learned, from many years of hard work, that if I can just keep moving through the hard, things will get better. It really is that simple. It's not easy, but its simple.
I will be trying to do regular updates during the run but I am not certain about internet access in the region of Brazil I will be running through. Hopefully you will have news from me here and on sites like Facebook and Twitter. To see more about the run itself, you can check out this link, which is also our fundraising link for CAF.
Finally, I want to remind all of you to check out my Running/ Yoga retreat slated for late February. It is in Santa Barbara and it will be an amazing experience for everyone that attends. I hope to see some of you there.
For today, I am not RUNNING IN PLACE, I'm actually going somewhere.