“The reason we race isn't so much to beat each other - but to be with each other.”It's a simple fact, I am not a fast runner. I am not likely to ever win a race. I'm comfortably a middle-of-the-pack runner and I'm perfectly fine with that. I don't run to win races. I run because I like the way running makes me feel.
~ Christopher McDougall, author of Born to Run
And this quote from Christophe McDougall? Spot on accurate. I don't join relay races and run my portion of 200+ miles with the hopes of beating other teams. I join and I run because I treasure the experience. There is something so amazing, so personal, so powerful about sharing those miles and those hours with friends and strangers alike.
I don't know that it gets any better than that. So, I'll continue to find events big and small, corporate and local, distance and endurance. Because I love this stuff.