100k for the Arctic – Episode 6 !

By now I have found out that Nils had to throw in the towel at km 70. He got injured and barely made out of the woods.

First reaction from me was disappointment. I donated and felt a bit cheated. It lasted a fraction of a second though. I ran a marathon. I know how painful it can get to run 42.2. This guy, last year in September was not running. Now he did 70 k. That hurts my friends. Take it from someone that suffered. So I don´t feel cheated. I feel proud that I could take part at this adventure, although just on the last 100m of it  and I hope that my efforts helped. Maybe not in the fundraising, but maybe in the awareness. I am posting this videos in my blog/youtube/facebook. I am posting on twitter every time I post something regarding 100k for the Arctic ! I hope this reached some people !

And I hope that I will be able to participate in this type of activities and … who knows maybe even run 100km for a cause that I choose. Or back up Nils in his future efforts ! Hei … Nils … I am getting a go pro camera so I am ready for the next time you run 100 k !

And this time I think the video synchronised with the situation. The question is : What can I do to help ? And the answer … well I think Nils´s answers was quite inspired …

P.S. I´ve been told by some people (my wife- which is highly critical towards what I do) that this video is the best I did till now so you might actually want to hit the play button !

3 thoughts on “100k for the Arctic – Episode 6 !

  1. Cred ca acum Nils are mare nevoie de sprijin moral. Stiu cum e sa-ti propui ceva si sa nu reusesti sa-ti indeplinesti scopul… Si o sa-ti povestesc…
    M-am inscris la Retezat, la cursa de 42km. In timpul cursei mi-am dat seama ca este prea greu traseul si n-o sa pot sa-l termin. Cand am ajuns la punctul unde puteam lua decizia finala, daca sa merg mai departe, pe cursa lunga sau sa o scurtez si sa fac semimaraton, eram ultima concurenta. Depasisem timpul limita si salvamontistii m-au sfatuit sa fac semimaraton.
    Am hotarat ca voi termina cursa scurta, pentru binele meu, fizic si psihic. Din pacate, psihic nu mi-a fost bine deloc. Ultimii 10 km i-am alergat plangand pentru decizia pe care o luasem. Imi parea rau ca imi propusesem ceva maret si ma intorceam cu coada intre picioare… Aveam numar verde (de maraton) si alergam cu cei de la semimaraton (cu numar albastru). Imi venea sa intru in pamant de rusine!
    Ploua torential, ploua cu grindina si eu alergam plangand… N-o sa uit niciodata cursa asta!
    Am avut mare noroc cu o tipa… A aparut ca un inger. Diana o cheama. M-a vazut ca-s terminata si a incercat sa vorbeasca cu mine. N-a scos prea multe vorbe de la mine dar, simtind prin ce trec, a reusit sa ma faca sa vad partea buna a cursei. Am terminat impreuna semimaratonul, alergand de mana, cu lacrimi in ochi dar cu zambetul pe buze! O sa-i fiu mereu recunoscatoare Dianei chiar daca ea nu stie exact din ce m-a scos 😉

    Nils are nevoie de incurajari! Tu trebuie sa fii alaturi de el!!! Pregateste-te sa faceti un film in care sa ne povesteasca cum a fost. O sa-i fie mai bine daca ne impartaseste prin ce a trecut!
    Si eu am terminat un maraton si stiu cat doare… Doare tot corpul! Iti simti fiecare celula cum plange…
    70 km este enorm! Bravo Nils! You are the best!

    English version :
    I think Nils needs moral support. I know what it’s like to fail to accomplish your goal … And I will tell you the story…
    I subscribed in Retezat Race, the 42km race. During the race I realised that the trail is too hard and I could never finish it. When I got to the point where I could make the final decision whether to move on or to shorten the long haul and do the half-marathon, I was the last runner. I have exceeded the time limit and mountain rescuers advised me to do the half-marathon.
    I decided that I will finish the halfmarathon, for my own good, physically and mentally. Unfortunately, I regretted my decision. The last 10 km I ran crying to the decision that I had taken. Sorry I had proposed something great and fail to accomplish … I had green number (marathon) and running with the half marathon (with blue number). I felt very ashamed!
    Torrential rains, hail and I ran crying … I’ll never forget this race!
    We were very lucky with a girl … She appeared like an angel. Diana is her name. She saw I was not ok and tried to talk to me. She did not managed to get too many words from me but feeling what I go through, managed to make me see the good part of the race. We finished together Half Marathon, running hand in hadn with tears in my eyes but a smile! I’ll always be grateful to Diana even though she does not know exactly what did for me;)

    Nils needs encouragement! You must be with him !!! Prepare to make a film to tell us how it went. It’ll be better if we share what she went through!
    And I finished a marathon and I know how it hurts … It hurts the whole body! I feel like crying every cell …
    70 km is huge! Nils Bravo! You are the best!

    I know … English … You can translate if you have time 🙂


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