Endurance

Last night, Katie and I sat down to watch Life in a Day, a documentary about four amazing women competing in the 2016 running of the Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run. Within minutes of the opening credits, I was already getting misty. The snippets of familiar trail sections and footage of runners, crew members, race officials, and spectators brought me right back to 2007 when I ran it. My first hundred. As I wiped a tear away, Katie looked over and jokingly asked if I was going to be OK. “Yeah, yeah,” I said. “It’s just that I’ve got so…