Shackleton’s Endurance

I’m reading the classic book Endurance by Alfred Lansing, on loan from a friend CT. I had to laugh aloud when I read this poignant line that reminded me of the deceptively simple allure of ultrarunning:

“And in the space of a few short hours, life had been reduced from a highly complex existence, with a thousand petty problems, to one of the barest simplicity in which only one real task remained–the achievement of the goal.”

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