Trail & Ultra Running.
My son is currently working on a documentary about mental health and running. Here is a link to the trailer.
It’s difficult to put into words what I experienced this past Saturday. I knew it was going to be breathtaking…spectacular…amazing…and “all that jazz.” But, I was not truly prepared. Never have my surroundings touched me quite like this. Several days later, I’m still trying to absorb the totality of it all. I was captiviated…mesmorized…enthralled by this place: The Enchantments.
Webster defines the word enchant as, “to influence by or as if by charms and incantation,” “to attract and move deeply,” “to rouse to ecstatic admiration.” This is no understatement. Whoever thought of the name was pure genius. The scenery was surreal. The earth that encompassed me was completely dehabilitating. Just as I thought one viewpoint was the most magnificent sight ever beheld, I would turn my head and the past moment was surpassed. I’ve never experienced anything quite like this. At times, it downright took my breath away. I was utterly powerless. Maybe it’s the prettiest place on our planet or perhaps just a realization of how much more is out there, yet to be explored. Several times on the trail, I could feel tears swelling up from being so overwhelmed by it all. Since then, this has even happened just by recollection. Experiences like these change you. They humble you. Life is a journey, as we often hear. But it’s true. We need each and every moment to help shape us into the best version of ourselves. We all have demons to face, battles to overcome, daily obstacles to deal with. This past weekend, being in that environment, I have never felt closer to God, to everything. We are so small compared to the majesty of nature. It was incredibly powerful. I am so grateful for this reminder that I have been given.
Ultra runner in Washington state with dreams of setting a Guiness World Record in 2019.