Sugar and spice and everything nice...that's what little girls are made of! Possibly, but some women are made of really tough stuff including my friend Carol Bradbury that I had the pleasure of supporting this past weekend at the Sinister 7.
This is her at about 140 km into a 148 km race called the Sinister 7. If you've been following blogs this is who I've been talking about.
I still question why she does it? Why run insane distances over mountains, creeks, dead fall, cougar country, bear habitat and simply unimaginable altitude and descents that most people wouldn't consider quadding down.
Myself, I am an ultra runner (kind of in comparisson) but only to about 50 km in distance which in it's own right is far but some of these races transcend body, mind and spirit capability.
Allow me to take you through a day in the life of an ultra runner....