It’s time for another INSPIRATIONAL THURSDAY!
And I’ll start it off with a question. Is it really possible for a 13 year-old to run a 100-mile race?
I get that question all the time, since that’s what my book is about: a kid who runs the longest of ultra-marathons in an attempt to outrun a tragic family secret.
Is such a thing actually possible?
Of course, I don’t actually know any 13 year-olds who have successfully completed a 100-mile race. But it wouldn’t surprise me in the least if they had. Kids are capable of ANYTHING. There are kids out there who’ve run multiple marathons, and kids who have swum across great lakes.
And then there’s Conner and Cayden Long, who take the word inspiration to a whole new level:
“We can always do anything.” Love that.
Children are ‘clean slates’. Their potential is without limits. I am in awe of the 60+ group who defy common expectations. They can be found in unlikely places like marathons and Ironman races often in front of people MUCH younger than they are. They have my deepest respect.