The Lessons You Learn About Yourself Are The Real Victory In Running
In this interview, Greg Armstrong says,
"I committed a long time ago that the journey of ultrarunning, yes, it's great when you can podium or you can win or you can break a course record, but let's just face it, that's gotta be secondary. Because that pales in comparison. Me winning a race or setting a course record, that in and of itself doesn't make me a better human. It's the lessons I learn about myself along the way are what ultimately allow me to be more compassionate, a better father and husband and a better contributor to the world in which I live."
Those words are at the heart of this entire conversation with Greg Armstrong. Greg talks in depth about how running is a journey of self-discovery. Much of the value in that journey comes from discovering the beauty in struggling.
Greg says, "It's good for the soul to realize that we are weak, and that our bodies are weak and our minds are weak, and we have limitations. And for me, ultrarunning does that for me."
Greg says it's in that realization that we come to understand we need to depend on something greater than ourselves, and for him, that is God.
Greg pours a great deal of him compassion into the non-profit he founded: Run4Water. Run4Water is a nonprofit organization that strives to raise awareness and provide solutions for the worldwide water crisis. Please visit the website and consider supporting Greg's mission.