Ultra Running / Marathon
I am in Nhan (Yen) Nguyen from South Carolina. Grew up here in the up states moving back and forth between Greenville and Spartanburg. I ran cross country in high school, college and continue in the sport still. Ran road races before 5k to marathon distance for a while. And then learned about ultra running and gave it a shot in 2017. Jumping from road marathon to 100 miler, I got injured, failed miserably, DNF and told myself I would never do this again. A week later I signed up for the exact same race the next year, hehe. Tried to do 2-3 hundreds a year since.
I feel like the hundred distance (or more) beat me down, drain all the physical energy and it is so mental, such a challenge. All the highs and lows, like highest of highs and lowest of lows almost resembles life in a way. The good soon will fade, the bad soon will fade. It is how you deal with each situation in each moment in a calm way.
Besides running I love gardening (see instagram "mango_backyard_garden".) Have a flower garden mixed with flowers and vegetables. Besides work, most of my days are around running or gardening. So not much time doing anything else.
I am mostly vegan, but when I go out I can just go as vegetarian. Just want to reduce my footprint on this planet.