Here's how it looks coming down the finish line chute for Rob Apple as he capped "the vacation of his life" with a 100K finish in Italy.
"It was interesting," said Rob via email, "all the races I did started and finished at the local town church!"
I can sure relate to the scenery, global geography and historical nuance...but 120k, 100k and another 100k in three weeks? Wish I knew where Rob gets the performance elixir he's drinking...I want a cup or two!
One positive aspect of Rob's personality is that he cherishes the experience more than the timed outcome. There's a lot to learn from that. When most others our age have dropped from the ultra scene, Rob is going strong week after week, setting his own pace and taking the finishes as they unfold. No pressure, no expectations, just an adoration for nature and the encounter with the trail.
Thanks Rob, for sharing this wonderful journey and setting the bar high for the rest of us.