(Late) Monday Motivation
“What makes a person want to row across an ocean? Why would somebody leave everything behind, everything they love and enjoy, everything comfortable and safe, and risk it all in a tiny rowing boat out on an enormous pitching ocean?” Adventurer Alastair Humphreys asks this question at the start of this video about rowing across the Atlantic. I don’t know whether he first started asking this question before or after he and some friends embarked on their own trans-Atlantic rowing expedition. Either way, it’s an inspiring ode to random adventure.
How fit are you? Fit enough to climb Denali? National Geographic’s Beyond the Edge blog lists three simple workouts that test your overall fitness. It’s part of a series about getting ready to climb North America’s highest peak (but you can do the tests even if you don’t plan to head to 20,000 feet).
Writer and runner Sarah Lavender Smith ran the 2012 Miwok 100k a couple of weeks ago and has a long recap of it here.