percent of the population, apparently. And let’s not forget the legend of where the marathon came from: the Greek messenger , who died immediately after running 25 miles to deliver news of a victory.
It’s not that I didn’t find marathons impressive. I simply had no interest in pushing my body to that limit. My mindset changed this summer when I walked the Camino de Santiago, a 500-mile pilgrimage route from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, France, to Santiago de Compostela, Spain, with only a backpack.
Resilience was a recurring theme on the Camino. Each day, as the sun rose, my fellow pilgrims and I had to consciously decide to continue walking, endure aches and exhaustion, and persist in our journey.Read more on success.com