Today I officially signed up for the North Face Endurance Challenge 50K at Bear Mountain. I think I’ve written enough about my thoughts surrounding the race at this point — 2 months out, I don’t have anything to really add at this point that would not be redundant or overly self-indulgent. I’m sure I’ll have plenty to say in the 64 days leading up to the race, but for now I will just leave you with a quote.
I haven’t posted a quote in quite some time, and while this one isn’t explicitly about running, its about making dreams into realities, actually pursuing a goal with open eyes — which is what signing up for this race is all about. Besides, one could do worse than evoking T.E. Lawrence in conjunction with an ultramarathon.
All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake by the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.
– T.E. Lawrence, “The Seven Pillars of Wisdom”