Hey! Much love for joining me in spirit and adding your resources to this cause 🙂
This is my tribute to David Goggins, author of “Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds” and his second annual 4x4x48 challenge, the specifics of which are listed below:
When: Starts March 5, 8pm PST
What: Run 4 miles every 4 hours for 48 hours
as I tend to make things harder for myself…
I’ll be intermittently running along a 53 mile (added some length to bring the distance total to that of a double marathon) stretch of a lesser known single track dirt trail, most of which I’ve never seen before. Starting out at 11PM EST adds to the mystery. The high tonight is 20*f, and a bit chillier tomorrow!
Wearing shorts (gasp) and carrying only the essentials in my pack- a couple days of dry food (no stove), foam sleeping pad & mylar SOL sack to rest (no shelter), rain layers (41* daytime in Michigan brings uncertainty), batteries for the headlamp, a camera to pass the time shooting the the galaxy, my trusty Sawyer and some bottles for water. Oh, and a good book! Anish’s latest. The necessities.
Given reception (might be asking too much) I will be live recording the beginning of each section for at least a few minutes. The thoughts in my head if I’m alone at night, or maybe a dialogue with anyone who might drop in.
1 in 4 families is affected by mental illness.
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