A Special Kind Of Runner – Marathon – Ultra – Long Distance – Racer


Normally at some point in any given day I’m asked about my running.  The conversations tend to focus on distance, not so much on speed.  Once I explain about the ultra distances I have run and my 100 mile finish, people tend to look at me a little….different.

The other day, after telling a co-worker about my first 100 mile race and plans for a second he replied “You’re not one of those crazy runners…you’re a “special runner.”

As he walked away, I was not really sure what he meant by that?  Did he think I was “special” like one of the runners below?

ak

dk 

KJ
crazy runner

I sure hope he meant something other then this last guy….

But then again my mom always told me I was special.