OK it's not as high brow as I'd like, but the point that she makes is valid, and can be attributed to almost any aspect of life. This is the essence of the No Finish Line, or as Mad Dog likes to call it, the "Race to Nowhere".
The concept is simple - local firms group together to donate money to charity, based on the number of KM's covered during an 8 day period. You register, pick up a chip, and run a lap. The track is open 24hrs a day for 8 days, and anyone can do it from the age of 0-100. Even pets. There are 3 competitions - the most laps covered as an individual, the most laps in 24hrs (on the last Saturday), and the most laps covered by a team. There is no limit to the amount of team members however.
This year my team, Pussy Footing Around, is going for a top 50 place, and I would like to personally cover 250km. We will see how things develop over the week , as I have struggled a little with fitness, and work/life always seems to get in the way of things, but that is the goal.
This year, Skin Society is sponsoring Team Pussy Footing Around with t shirts - so if you fancy running for us, let Dom or me know and you can run in the Skin Society colours!