Guts and determination….

My all time favorite quote comes from the late famous distance runner, Steve Prefontaine.

‘Most people run a race to see who is fastest, I run a race to see who has the most guts.’

The pictures below are from the Mud Race.  This is a race that takes you through the woods, up and down steep hills, over muddy paths, into mud and creeks and offers every possible challenge for a runner.

Here, I am struggling to pass a kid half my age.  Even though he beat me by a few steps, the crowd behind me didn’t have a chance.  Yea…I was determined…YEA, I had more guts than them!  And to the dude that gave me the chance to go for it all…thanks pal but next year…YOU’RE MINE!

(photos courtesy of Diane Sardes, the greatest running photographer on this planet!)

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