by Sara Davidson March 6, 2019 at 11:00 am 0

The author (center, in blue hat) with her trail running friends.

I get asked a lot how I can run for so many hours and hours … and hours. My answer is always the same: I love my trail running friends. So much.

They are the reason I drag myself out of bed before dawn to shiver through freezing temperatures, pouring rain or miserable heat. Sometimes we run extra long because we need a little more time to catch up. Sometime we cut it short because the post-run parking lot party is just too tempting.

If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my decade of trail running, it’s that crazy travels in packs, and there’s nothing like mutual suffering to forever bond you with a bunch of stinky weirdos.

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