Running is my lifestyle.
I view it the same way as brushing my teeth, or eating breakfast. Running is my best friend. It is always there: rain, snow or sunshine. The longer I do it the more comfortable I am with it. I love the fact that I don’t dread it. I’ve worked hard not to make it a chore. I’ve seen so many people say they have to run 10 miles today. I look at it like I GET to run 10 miles today. I am so great full that I can still run. I am also blessed that I can still run. Never, never take it for granted
Overcoming Challenges & Adversity
Pam is a survivor of anorexia nervosa, an eating disorder that affects over 3 million people in the U.S. She recognizes many parallels between her life race to conquer this condition and the challenges of competitive racing. She writes very openly about it in her book, The Extra Mile.
Pam is proud both personally and professionally of her accomplishments in these areas and discusses her history with anorexia without reservation. She hopes that others will find strength in her example, strive to overcome similar difficulties, and strive to achieve their personal best.
The Extra Mile
One year after her astonishing victory at the Badwater Ultramarathon, Pam Reed again made distance-running history when she braved the hottest weather in years–125 degrees–to successfully defend her title. How does this 100-pound mother and stepmother of five muster the endurance and courage for the 28-hour climb from the hottest desert floor on Earth to the shadow of the continental United States’ highest point?
In The Extra Mile, we watch this ultramarathon champion seek balance in her life as a wife, mother, athlete, and entrepreneur. With astonishing candor, Reed tells of her 15-year battle with anorexia. And she helps us to understand her passion for ultrarunning–to discover how far the human body can be pushed.