Just wanted to add my words of "moral support:" This was a really fun read and video--Thanks! Although I hate running, I'm almost intrigued enough to give some things like this a try... so like others have said, inspirational. And I know that the following comparison might be, um, unexpected, it reminds me of something I heard regarding rally racing: In most motorsports you change tires before they're worn out. In rally racing, if your tire blows you just keep driving... even if it means burning through your wheel. (An American racer drove something like 5 miles dragging on his rim.) There's racing, and then there's racing "for real."