My Fragile Ego, Running in the Dark, and No Excuses

How a 200-Mile Adventure Brought Me Back

This is what I envision myself looking like. Victorious, atop a high peak, celebrating a joyous, invigorating trail run. It’s glorious!

This is the image I held in my head (and heart) when I agreed to join a group of seven other people, only two of whom I’d actually met, to run Ragnar New Jersey.



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Susan Kelley

Susan is a runner, a mom of 3 grown children, and an avid traveler. She writes about humans, and wrote a book about false accusations of sexual assault.