Race to Australia: Part ONE (and a half)….musings from Paris.

The support that is pouring has me shaking my head in disbelief. I am so touched by all those who are reaching out – it is really helping me push on and not give up! I’m not sure how many would go to these lengths to run this race… emotionally, physically or financially (EEP!), but at no point have I questioned whether I was making a mistake. This is just something I feel. I am determined to get to Australia. But Steph, won’t you be exhausted once you make it to Australia after 6 stressful days of constant travelling? Even if you get there, you won’t be able to run a good race! Isn’t it time to give it a rest? To those who have asked me that — and those who have thought that but been smart enough not to ask! — I will answer with a quote (and thanks to my good friend Myles Estey for reminding me of it): “Most runners run not because they want to live longer, but because they want to live life to the fullest. If you’re going to while away the years, it’s far better to live them with clear goals and fully alive then in a fog, and I believe running helps you to do that. Exerting yourself to the fullest within your individual limits: that’s the essence of running, and a metaphor for life” -Haruki Murakami


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