This pain I feel today is the book you’ll read tomorrow.

Every step writes the pages; determines the outcome; and defines its success.

Early mornings become another potential chapter.

Fatigued days, from late-night long runs, drive the story forward.

Workouts, no matter how boring, develop my crafts.

Hard fought miles fill the pages.

Every foot of elevation gain adds another word to my tale. 

I am a writer.

I may

I train for ultras;

Yet, my victory is found in the story my achievement creates.