Still Kicking Ass

Zola Budd running barefoot
Zola Budd running barefoot

I was killing time at work when I came across this fantastic story about Zola Budd, the barefoot running woman who twice broke the women’s 5000 meter world record. The story gave me some much needed encouragement.  At the age of 47, Zola Budd still dominates runners half her age. She recently competed with college runners and beat all of them, winning the 5k race with a lead of 50 seconds! What an inspiration.

I love her take on running:

“Running is … part of your life… Whatever happens, it’s fine. Just go along with the flow. Take the bad runs with the good runs. Make an experience of it. Don’t be too goal-oriented.”

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