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Obsession? (Read 301 times)

jjameson


    My wife told me today she thinks running is an obsession to me.  When pushed on the issue, she backed off; but it got me to thinking .....

     

     


    Imminent Catastrophe

      Passion. Not obsession. 

      "Able to function despite imminent catastrophe"

       "To obtain the air that angels breathe you must come to Tahoe"--Mark Twain

      "The most common question from potential entrants is 'I do not know if I can do this' to which I usually answer, 'that's the whole point'.--Paul Charteris, Tarawera Ultramarathon RD.

       

      √ Javelina Jundred Jalloween 2015

      Cruel Jewel 50 mile May 2016

      Western States 100 June 2016

        My wife told me today she thinks running is an obsession to me.  When pushed on the issue, she backed off; but it got me to thinking .....

         

         

        Thinking about it also, and for me, it probably is an obsession...

         

        Thankfully, my wife is very understanding.

        Can you/do you include her in any of your races and training?  My wife had fun crewing at Tahoe.

        DoppleBock


          75% obsession

          25% passion

          Retired 1/1/13 ... Tired of being broken and fat  ... Hit 296# Memorial Day 2016 - New goal = To be able to enjoy running 4-5 hours through the woods again by Fall 2016.

           

           

          xor


            43% Passion

            29% Obsession

            15% All the food I can eat

            11%   Beer

            2%   Unknown substance