8 hours straight

run Yesterday we went shopping for 8 hours straight. What a marathon. All we needed was luggage and a few T-shirts for our upcoming trip to Costa Rica. 8… hours… straight. Don’t get me wrong. I love to shop. We had a blast and got what we needed. But I don’t think you should do anything for that long without a break except sleep.

Tell that to my new tenant. He’s an ultramarathon runner. Double marathons, 100 mile races, 24 hours races, multi day events. He aspires to complete the 1000 mile challenge in Silverton where you have 18 days to complete the same 1 mile loop 1000 times at nearly 10,000 feet in altitude.

For one thing, I can barely keep track of what round I’m on in a 5 rounds for time Crossfit workout. I’m trying to imagine what I would do with 1000 rounds for time. It would probably include profanity. Also I have a hard time imagining what it would be like to run around in circles for 18 days. Even a 5k would get monotonous. 3 loops down 9997 to go… 18 days of running at altitude? I wonder how many ambulances they have in Silverton.

Anyway, the next time I’m feeling bored in a 20 minute workout that is "rounds for time" I will remember that relatively speaking it was almost over when it started.

Sadly I lost a pair of sunglasses somewhere in the outlet mall that had been a gift from Todd  🙁 But that prompted us both to get new pairs. We finally bought a pair that Todd spotted at an Oakley store in Hawaii almost 6 years ago and that I had tried on dozens of times since. Thanks, Todd!

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