"Only those who risk failing greatly can ever succeed greatly." –RFK
Sunday, November 16, 2008
New Badwater Movie - The Distance of Truth
It's worth the wait!
The new Badwater movie "The Distance of Truth" by Pageturner Productions, Inc. has been released and is ready for you! See Ferg Hawke, Scott Jurek, David Goggins, Monica Scholz, Dean Karnazes and others in action at the world's toughest foot race. Hear what they have to say about training and competition. These are some of the toughest in ultrarunning. But don't just take my word for it. Watch the trailer and decide for yourself.
Here is a film synopsis from the website:
Under a desert sky, an unlikely challenger fights to stave off one of the greatest ultra runners on the planet. 'The distance of Truth' is a human-interest story, a celebration of nature, and of philosophical examination of motivation that explores the unyielding determination of Canadian runner Ferg Hawke as he competes against the world's best in the harsh but beautiful Death Valley while attempting to master the toughest footrrace on earth, the 135-mile Badwater Ultramarathon. Follow in the footsteps of those who have wandered into the valley of death to tempt its inhospitable nature - never to return. Journey from the Badwater Basin, lowest point in North America, to Mt. Whitney, highest point in the contiguous United States. Share in the emotional highs and lows of Hawke's four-year-pilgrimage, a quest that ultimately questions the tendency to accept limitation over its alternative...the full realization of human potential.
You run long enough... something's bound to happen.
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I am an ultra runner, physician and have been medical director of some of the toughest ultras. I tend to be a mover and a shaker and louder than my size suggests. However, my Gemini twin is gentler and contemplative, an artist, a writer, and a poet. I am a dog lover, a believer in souls, and have a special affinity for those who struggle because I have been there.
This is my crazy lovable huggable Weimaraner, Steely Dan. I call him Steely. He left us in January of this year at only 6 years from lymphoma that did not respond to chemotherapy treatments. Steely was a total goof. He loved trail running, road running, treadmill running, new experiences, making eye contact, sleeping on his back, me, kids, and liver treats. He was Zappa's best friend. We miss him dearly.
This is Stella. A rescue from the shelter. She's about 6 months old and a Border Collie. She is a joyous bundle of energy and curiosity and now also Zappa best friend. She will make a nice running partner when she grows up.
This is the now the big brother of my family - a rescued Greyhound. His name is Frank Zappa. I call him Zappa. He's 7 years old and has learned all about life beyond the track and crate from Steely when he was with us. It was very rewarding to watch his personality bloom as he settled into the family. And yes, he runs like the wind!
This is Natasha, my dearest friend. She was with me through college, medical school, residency, and she moved with me from Chicago to Spokane several years ago. She was my best running partner for 10 years. My sweet Natasha died from bone cancer in 2006. I miss her still. I hung a windchimes over the deck outside. When it chimes, I smile and think she has finally -- wherever she is now -- caught a squirrel!