I’m safely back home in Zürich, working on my next challenge: recovering from the MDS! I’ve got a nice collection of blisters and overuse injuries to heal, plus I need to work through the all-common post-race blues that always seems to greet the end to a big event that is such a huge focus for months and months, yet has suddenly come and gone. What thrills me to no end (and shakes off “da bluz”) is the awesome support offered by so many people around the world to my charity initiative. I’m also touched by the wonderful emails of support and congratulations I’ve received (during and after the race). I didn’t run this thing alone — I ran it with hundreds of you at my side and I sincerely thank you for this. That said, I’m sure that we’re all glad that only one of us has to deal with the battered feet and legs picked up along the way! In the coming days and weeks I’ll be sharing lots about the race with writing, photos, and audio clips. To give you a bit of a teaser, I’ve included in this message an audio clip that I recorded from the bivouac after the epic long day. Just make sure your speakers are on and click the play button below to hear the description and emotion of an unexpected high placement finish after a nearly 50-mile run through the desert.
More great stories coming soon …
All the best from Zuri,
Jeff Grant is the author of Flow State Runner: Activate a Powerful Inner Coach’s Voice, Hill Running: Survive & Thrive, Run Faster: Unlock Your Speed in 8 Weeks, Running Heavy, and UltraRunning: Coach’s Handbook. Based in Switzerland, Jeff is a coach and writer who specializes in mental coaching, peak performance, and transformation. Jeff’s popular newsletter is a digest containing inspirational and instructional resources, including his latest content. See recent issues and subscribe for free here. Refer to Jeff’s bio for more information, and please check out Jeff’s Coach & Author page on Facebook.