Of course the moment I claim the temperatures haven’t been too bad this winter, they take a nose dive. This morning it is -42°f in town – cold.
As a contrast, now seems to be a good time to share the links I found on YouTube to Running on the Sun, a documentary about Badwater, the 135-mile ultramarathon run each year in Death Valley (IMDB info here). The movie follows a handful of runners and their mental and physical drama from the race start to finish (or scratch), and fills in some of the backstory as to why they are running such an extreme race. It is unbelievable to me that anyone would want to operate in temperatures that high, let alone take their body to the very end of its endurance in it. Running on the Sun in 11 parts – 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11.