Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

November 17, 2017

Chasing the Light.

I was more than 18 hours into my run and slightly more than 92 miles closer to the finish line of the Arkansas Traveller 100 than when I started at 5 a.m. earlier that morning — and I had to go to the bathroom. Bad. My stomach was blowing up. I didn’t feel like eating or drinking or anything else. I just wanted to run those last eight miles and be done with my first hundred mile race.

I stepped off the trail to handle my business, and my running partner took the opportunity to take a little break himself.

As I readjusted my gear, unpacking and repacking the necessary equipment, I noticed a set of headlights not too far away from me.

I thought it was strange that a car was way out here in the middle of the northern mountains of Arkansas — but it wasn’t any of my business.

Kind of strange. Oh well. I had a race to keep running.

When I rejoined my running partner, he asked if I had seen the mountain lion or bobcat that was slinking around in the bushes next to me.

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About the author

Dan Waldschmidt

Dan Waldschmidt doesn’t just talk about leveling up. He’s obsessed with it. He's set records as an ultra-runner and been the personal strategist for the leading business leaders of our time. He wrote a book, called EDGY Conversations that accidentally became a worldwide bestseller and continues to share his insights from the stage as a keynote speaker and on the blogs and podcasts you will find here. Most days, you'll find Dan heads-down, working on breakthrough strategies for his clients at EDGY Inc, a highly-focused, invite-only, business strategy execution company based out of Silicon Valley.