It was a nightmare of a race for me and I blame no one but myself. I obviously went out too hard, suffered in the heat, and struggled to finish the race, let alone contest for the top 3 and a spot on the World Championship Team.
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My wife and I, for many years, struggled to find that normal balance with proper weight control and physical activity. It even extended as far back as our early dating years in high school. I struggled emotionally with food and looked for any excuse in my life to justify why it was okay to over indulge and not be accountable.
“I am not somebody who just likes to run. I am a runner. This is the difference between a pastime and a passion. I like to play golf, but I am not a golfer. I like to cook, but I am not a chef. I don’t just like to run. I am a runner. It is a passion. It is part of who I am and is woven into the fabric of my personality, character, and psyche.” – Adam Goucher from “Running the Edge”
Manny runners describe themselves as being addicted to running. When they do, they are not making light of the real problems people addicted to substances or detrimental behaviors like gambling face. Rather they are trying to communicate their passion for running and how much of their lives revolve around making sure they get their next fix.