Beauty of the Irrational

I came across this video today on vimeo and thought it worth sharing. Ryan Sandes is obviously as far from me as you can get in terms of running performance and achievements, he looks insanely fit, motivated and looks like he spends a good amount of his time and energy running events like this but a few of his comments rang true with me and it’s nice to feel that even guys like this have similar mental blocks and confidence issues they have to overcome (they’re only human after all?!?). I particularly liked his comments near the end of the video about finding your own path (both in terms of running and life)

The other thing that struck me in the video was just the landscape he was running through. Just Epic. I’m lucky in Dorset to have some beautiful places to run right on my doorstep but I think I need to start compiling a list of places further from home that I’d like to run before I die. Fish River Canyon in Namibia is now the first entry on that list. Where would you most like to run/cycle/swim/trek? (If money, time and 1001 other commitments weren’t getting in the way)

  1 comment for “Beauty of the Irrational

  1. Ape
    April 30, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    That’s a wonderful video (thanks for posting it) and, as you say, interesting to hear someone like this guy dealing with similar demons the rest of us face. Also a joy to watch him tear down those descents! Where would I run if I could? I’d go back to the Annapurna Sanctuary in Nepal. Hiked there with two friends back when I was in my early twenties and would love to revisit it.

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