I think I should clarify one point in this audio about competition. I love watching competitive running. I'm envious of the speed and power I see in competitive runners. When I went back and listened to this it sounded like I was minimizing those that do run competitively-that was not my intent. I was speaking to the masses of runners who struggle with calling themselves runners because they feel they are not fast enough.
Here's a couple pictures from the run that morning. Silver Springs State park in Illinois.