Jim Grundy takes a 100 KM challenge
Why run 100km? That is the question I have heard the most over the past months as I prepared to run the 108km race called the Black Spur Ultra. I have given a lot of thought to the answer to that question and would share the following answers with you.
Training for a race like this is a lot like life. We can get ahead of ourselves, caught up in outcomes, more concerned with the end result than the beauty of the journey. Training reminds me every day, don't worry about the 108km, just worry about the run in front of you, no matter how long or short it is, give the best of yourself in that run that day and don't concern yourself with tomorrow’s run until tomorrow.
I also ran to raise funds and awareness for epilepsy research. As many of you know, our son Oscar has epilepsy. We have been fortunate; his case is mild. His seizures have been managed well with medication and healthy living habits. That being said, we have experienced the frustration and challenges that brain altering drugs can have on behavior and learning capabilities.
Not a lot is known of epilepsy. Families and doctors are often left experimenting with drugs and dosages to get "the mix" just right. So I ran to raise funds and awareness and to symbolically pay tribute to those families who struggle with this by taking on this challenge which is small in comparison.
I humbly ask, if you have any personal giving budget available to consider making a donation.