Running has become a metaphor for life to me. To me, running is mostly about persistence. Any given run requires respecting each mile individually and it can all turn bad pretty quickly.

For people who have the fortune to participate in athletics it comes as no surprise that persistence in sport often leads to a better outcome. What does seem to be a bit elusive is how far one can push.

“If you are running an ultramarathon and start to feel good, don’t worry, it will pass.” – unknown

Many people have grow very accustom to comfortable conditions and understanding how far they can really push themselves seems like something to avoid…