Why I Run

I never intended to become a runner. I just started bouncing along because I was fat and found I could “run” in Kangoo boots without pain. However, along the way I came back to life!

This is significant as my very recent past had crushed every one of my dreams out of my heart and I was dead inside.  I would never be a father.  I would never be a pastor.  I would never be a millionaire business-person retiring at 55, and I had a marriage that was only held together by obligation.  I figured I would continue to fail in life as a fat, extremely out of shape person.

Strangely, as I continued to bounce and later run, something deep and personal began to happen.  The more miles I ran, the more the gaping hole inside my heart began to fill with hope.  The more I challenged my physical body and beat it into better shape, the more I began to see possibilities in front of me.  Dreams that I thought had been waylaid by my failures began to spring up again, like the cool bubbling waters that pop up in the most unlikely places on a trail in the mountains.

Living an ultra life brings hope!

Author: MikeHornerUltra

I am a husband, a Jesus follower, a businessman and an ultra marathoner, not necessarily in that order. I believe life is best lived when we live it to the ultra or the fullest.

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