The Thrill of Victory…

…the Agony of my Feet.

I recently finished reading an interesting and amusing Adventure Racing book which is basically a collection of short essays on racing experiences. It includes tales from pioneers and prominent racers in the sport over the past two decades through to marshals, first timers and consistent back of the packers. It’s definitely worth looking out on Amazon from the link below.

The Thrill of Victory, the Agony of My Feet: Tales from the World of Adventure Racing

The Thrill!
The Thrill!
The Agony...
The Agony...

The introduction has the following manifesto that I really liked. Apologies to the author, I can’t recall your name!

AR manifesto:

If you’re not hungry, you’re carrying too much food
If you’re not thirsty, you’re carrying too much water
If you are warm, you have too many clothes
If you’re not wet, scratched and bruised, you took the long way
If you’re not frightened, you have too much gear
If you’re not tired, you’re going too slowly
If you’re not drop down sleepy, you’re getting too much rest
And if you finish the race on schedule, it was too easy anyway!