An Epic Inspiring Run Across America

"just" 45 miles per day for 70 consecutive days

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05/07/2011 at 15:37
Hi all,

I'm a blogger that is slowly getting into the running world. Maybe it's just me that Im far from being an athlete but i read about an incredible inspiring challenge that is actually taking place in US.
It's the Run Across America of Alex Bellini. He is an athlete that keeps pushing himself to the limit and he is now trying to run across the United States of America from LA to NY. It will be an extremely though challenge, more than 3'100 miles with an average of 45 miles per day for 70 days. At this very moment Alex has already run about 470 miles in just 13 days. I guess that for Alex this is much more than simply running. A journey for the sake of self-improvement, understanding how far you can push yourself to the edge. A challenge with no guarantee of success.

I think that whether these kind of challanges are big or small, the motivation to face them has to be found in the deepest corner of our personality, because everyone has the keys to succeed inside himself. Maybe only runners can understand what it feels like facing a race and share your feelings through a blog and socialmedia, spreading to the world how you live an challenge that push to the limit everything: muscles, body, character, commitment and reacting to the hard times.
Im following the event and sometimes I think how I would react to the same difficulties, if something could be made better or if i have the right mindset to hang on for so long time. Maybe he uses some kind of self-hypnothizing methods to push himself to the edge.

If you're interested I know that they're collecting runners from all over the world for supporting this incredible inspiring journey, and everyone will be showed in our upcoming Running Friends section on  I leave you some links that will let you get a much clearer idea of what Alex is doing right now.

They're publishing continously photos and thoughts on instagram, flickr, fb, twitter and blog .. maybe you wanna have a look on.

05/07/2011 at 15:50

yeah friend of mine James is doing it too.

He doesnt use self-hypnotising methods though, he just uses Subways and beer.

05/07/2011 at 16:54
Nick L wrote (see)

yeah friend of mine James is doing it too.

He doesnt use self-hypnotising methods though, he just uses Subways and beer.

Sounds good to me - meatball marinara please!
Edited: 05/07/2011 at 16:54
05/07/2011 at 20:21
Nick  - He uses the Golden M as well...
06/07/2011 at 08:32
Bret Runner wrote (see)
Nick  - He uses the Golden M as well...
ahhh the scottish theme restaurant....!
08/07/2011 at 10:50
Subways and beer, most classic ways, I would be more for a Carbonara and a good wine but i think that i wouldnt be able to run more than 1 mile -.-'

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