Why do runners get so mad at themselves if they don't run their fastest run every consecutive day of their lives? Why are they so not okay with un-PRs? Why do they go into denial when they get injured while training 227 miles a day?
Are we overachievers? Show offs? Arrogant?
I guess we just like to "win" like any respectable team would like to do. Our wins are typically preconceived notions of a fantasy fitness world, but we crave and thrive on them.
This would be the perfect year to be THANKFUL for what we do have- the strong legs, the beautiful trails, the powerful minds, the tasty calories after a run, the encouraging friends that we have been undeservedly blessed with. That's a challenge to you and to myself! Don't beat yourself up! Be grateful. We are American. And we are trailrunners. We really do have it all!!