On September 9th, for the 4th consecutive year, I will have fun running in the Charlevoix trails. In 2014, I raced 80 kilometers at the Ultra-Trail Harricana du Canada. In fact, I ran 86 kilometers because I took a wrong turn 12 hours into the race. In 2015, I completed the 65 km and in 2016, I completed the 125 km. This year I am registered to run 125 km hopefully faster then in 2016.
The Charlevoix trails are technical and challenging. I take several breaks to enjoy the nice sceneries. Otherwise, my eyes are on the path, the rocks, the roots and the calves of the athletes in front of me.
Held by many volunteers, the food stations allow us to not only fuel up on energy, but also fuel up on encouragements. Physically, one must be at its best, and one hopes that their knees, ankles and the heart hold the journey to the finish line.
During a 42 kilometer marathon, it happens that this famous wall appears around the 30th kilometer. Imagine the amount of walls you encounter for 65, 80 or 125 kilometers. It is an enormous challenge for the body and the mind. Now, imagine the challenges of living with multiple sclerosis.
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