A few weeks ago I was pulled into a conversation about running in La Paz, Mexico. I was asked incredulously by a good friend whether running was for everyone. In honor of the Baja 1000 off-road race, which recently concluded in La Paz, I answered with this:
“In order to run properly, a lot of us have to shake off the rust, change a few parts, and do some major tune-ups. And even though a few people out there are trophy trucks, every last one of us is at least a Jeep.”
Only one person can win the Boston Marathon every year, but (barring severe injuries and deformities), every one of us can aspire to run a marathon with the certainty that we will finish the race as healthy as we started it.
Shout out to the Vildosola family and racing team: good friends and constant winners of the Baja 1000.