24 HOURS ON A TREADMILL
I have run a bunch of races for charity. This time I wanted something bigger. I’m looking for a way to get the word out about blood clots while raising money. I remembered a book I read preparing for my first 100 mile race, The Athletes Way. The author set a Guinness Book of World Record for most miles in 24 hours on a treadmill. That led me to an internet search which returned about 50 people that have tried the run. On to the details.
The goal: 100 miles in 24 hours.
Start: April 10th at 2:00
Finish: April 11th 2:00
Where: Run Today in Glen Ellyn
I am still working on lining up sponsors for the event. There will be giveaways for those that attend and chances for people to win various prizes when they donate. Stay tuned for details. I will update this page as I have them.
“The toughest race isn’t a distance….True toughness comes from overcoming personal limits. It’s fighting against the internal dialogue in your head that stems from your body wanting to slow you down. It’s overcoming the feedback signals from your muscles that say they’re flooding with acid, or that your fuel stores are running dangerously low. How each runner experiences these sensations of fatigue is completely individual. No one else knows exactly what you’re feeling and at what point you might give in to the pain.
Toughness is knowing when you’ve gone past previous barriers and tangled just an instant longer with your brain as it tries to shut you down. Only you know how tough you are, and any distance can test you.” -By Steve Magness
Running is a constant reminder that I can go past previous barriers and push on. It also helped give me a goal to focus on. It can be pretty easy to let depression and anxiety take over when recovering. I also run to show people that you may be stuck in a terrible place in your life but you can make it through. I hope people will hear my story and find hope and motivation.