TRANSALPINE RUN 2013 .... FINISHED!!!!!! Whooooooohooooooo!
Team Livin Adventure had to rock it out together all day for 8 days.. Through every emotion ...not always easy... But I can't think of a better person than My Simony!
We were strong the whole week and I found this to be the toughest Transalpine in the last 3 years but oh so stunning a course! Love this quote below...
“I run to breathe the fresh air. I run to explore. I run to escape the ordinary. I run…to savor the trip along the way. Life becomes a little more vibrant, a little more intense. I like that.”
― Dean Karnazes
I sit here in Segafredo back home in Inmsbruck now reminiscing of the whole week....my body starting to crash ...and feeling that already missing TAR family... We rocked Stage 9 - the dance party last night! Oh yeah!
Here is a write up of our finish line...
With 3km to go into the finish of the TAR 2013 into Lastch, Italy...
Team Livin Adventure flew through the apple orchards with the finish line adrenaline pulling us fast ... Interesting how there is nothing left in the body but there is ALWAYS when you dig deep ( that is a beautiful thing) and focus on that ONE THING... The culmination of all those 8 long days of taking our trained bodies out of what it is used to and into the extreme....Seeing the determination and will on each and every face out there, no matter if they finish in 4 hours or 8 hours ... Is something huge to bring to the rest of our lives...at the finish line Simone gets on my shoulders, I waver a bit with done - in legs and stand up and run over the finish...minutes later we take in the Magic of a finish line .... The feel of satisfaction and look of joy and exhaustion mixed together .... Soooo cool... Don't want to talk .. Just want to look... As Simone and I clank our Champagne glasses together we both look at each other as we do every year and say ' Not again next year... No way'
8 days, 4 countries, 261 km, almost 16,000m climbed... Ready for a bit of a rest ....
As I woke up at the Camp ( open Gym where everybody sleeps n the floor) having slept maybe 3 hours... I hear the rustling of bags, hustle bustle and some flatulence as people walk by ... All I can say is I am always glad Simone and I choose our own accomodation. Simone slept outside under the stars as there is not a chance sleeping with all the snoring and sounds in a room with a few hundred people ....
To any of you trail runners out there feeling the itch for this Event.. Don't think twice .. Enroll yourself .. Commit to something a little crazy... That's where all the magic happens... Then come visit me in Innsbruck for a TAR training camp!!!! Yeeeheaaaaaaaa!
Thanks for all your energy, support and comments throughout the week!
You all absolutely ROCK!