Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Running Across America - August 27, 2008

If running across the United States in record time is something you can’t fathom, and most of us can’t, imagine being able to get into the mind of someone who is. Charlie Engle, one of the co-founders of MISSION Product famous for running acrcoss the Sahara Desert in 111 consecutive days, is running across the U.S. begining September 13th.

Charlie will be Twittering (www.twitter.com/charlieengle) his psychological and physiological developments as his race to beat the time for running the U.S. evolves. He will need to finish the race in 45 days to beat the record!

This is somewhat a shameless plug, but nonetheless I think it's really cool. I worked with Charlie to help set up his Twitter page and provided him with advice on what he should be tweeting. Charlie is a really cool and great guy, who is incredibly driven. He and I have even discussed the tattoo he is going to get, called Man in the Maze, in anticipation of the run. This tattoo is actually a a reference to a design appearing on Native America petroglyphs, which positions him at the entry to a labryinth.

Good luck Charlie, and I look forward to watching your feed.

1 comment:

Sosia Bert said...

So crazy that he has to run at least 70 miles a day. I'm happy I can run 4 now without stopping. I don't want to think about 70.