There's often a fine line between a healthy, productive enthusiasm or even "obsession" for an activity that we love; and, on the other hand, compulsion or addiction that ends up causing us harm. When is "too much of a good thing" a good thing -- and when is it simply too much?
The One World Running community works on the frontline by helping children and young adults further their education by providing the necessary footwear required by their schools. Our continued service and support can help OWR raise funds to send a container of shoes to Central America in 2018. Another goal for this year is to provide storage for the massive amount of the shoes collected here in Boulder!
The dream was to get around the world in 80 days. To get back here in 78 days and change is an absolute dream come true. When I left here, I felt like a lot of people were excited by the idea but thought it was impossible. The success of cycling around the world in 80 days shows that what seemed impossible is possible and has redefined the limits of endurance sport.
Covert use of performance enhancing substances — aka “cheating” — is as old as organized sports. Even the Ancient Greeks are said to have taken “potions" to enhance their athletic prowess. Today, with one drug-cheating revelation after another splashed across the headlines, many people are so fed up they now regard most exceptional performances with skepticism and disbelief.
Although running is an elegantly simple endeavor, understanding the bio-psychological processes of the experience is somewhat more involved. For those new to the term, biopsychology applies biological principles to the study of “physiological, genetic and developmental mechanisms of behavior.” It is also referred to as behavioral neuroscience, psychobiology and biological psychology.