Friday Inspiration – Yurt Dwelling Ultra Runner Fantasies

Ever have one of those months where you’ve spent so much time in the office that you start to forget what the park looks like?  Where you’re barely squeezing in a run on a treadmill late at night? And suddenly while you’re eating dinner at your desk you find yourself watching a video of a Mike Foote, a hippie ultra runner who lives in a yurt in Missoula. He’s chopping wood, drinking beer, and running all the time and you think, “hey, that doesn’t look so bad.”

I’ve had one of those months.

Snows coming down in sheets here in NYC and there isn’t a yurt for miles. It’ll be another night on the treadmill for me.  But tomorrow is Saturday, it is supposed to be fifty degrees, and I don’t have to work (much).  I can’t wait to get out in the park.


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Scholar, gentleman, jock. I run the website Milo and the Calf. There you will find the Boston Qualifier Questionnaire where runners share their stories of qualifying for the Boston Marathon. You'll also find my thoughts on endurance sports, ancient history, Judaism, and hundreds of book reviews.
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2 Responses to Friday Inspiration – Yurt Dwelling Ultra Runner Fantasies

  1. Terzah says:

    I know what you mean. Here’s a blog from a local here in Boulder you might enjoy:

    • seanv2 says:

      Thanks for the link, Terzah! I read Anton’s blog pretty regularly, another ultra runner hippie who seems like he’s got it figured out! Enjoy those Boulder trails!

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