When I ran the Surftown Half Marathon in September I ran about a mile with a guy I’d never met. We struck up a conversation because he was thinking of doing a RagnarRelay and I was wearing a Ragnar Relay t-shirt. I’ve decided an amusing shirt is a good tool on a long run. It becomes a conversation piece. Next time I’m going to try to come up with something even better than an old Ragnar shirt.
As we chatted he told me that he had a snowboarding injury that left him in a coma. The doctors gave him a list of activities he’d never be able to do again. So he decided to prove them wrong. This year he was running a half marathon and training for a triathlon to prove he could run, swim and bike. He’d never done any of these activities prior.
After a mile, I slowed down and we parted ways, but in a brief time a man I didn’t […]