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 is an international business strategist, speaker, author, and extreme athlete. His consulting firm solves complex marketing and business strategy problems for top companies around the world. Dow Jones calls his Edgy Conversations blog one of the top sales sites on the internet. He is author of Edgy Conversations: How Ordinary People Can Achieve Outrageous Success.