#46: Bill Sycalik — Running the Parks, National Parks Marathon Project
Taking the leap to chase a massive goal, uprooting your life and heading out into the wilderness, and running through the most beautiful places in the United States. This week’s episode has it all!
About a year ago, Bill Sycalik quit his comfy job in New York City and hit the road, starting his quest to run a marathon in every National Park in the country.
Flash forward to now and he’s through number 47 and has adapted to his new nomadic life, exploring new places every single week.
In this episode Bill shares stories from his adventures through various National Parks, describes what it takes to step completely outside of your norm to follow your dreams, explains how he plans each and every marathon, and discusses his plans for the big events in his future (aka- the 8 REMOTE parks in ALASKA!!)
Hope you guys enjoy listening to Bill as much as I did. Really a ridiculously inspiring dude who had a great since of humor and drive.
From his website:
National Parks are our antidote to the seeming divisive country in which we live. In a National Park there is equality. The mountains, the trees, the animals set forth no judgment of man nor care about man’s judgment. On the grounds of a National Park everyone enjoys the same land, air and water; the same experience regardless of gender, orientation, age, education or economic background.
We are one Nation in a National Park.
Go plan a trip to one of our National Parks! You will find a peaceful respect for our natural places, step outside of your normal routine, and maybe, just maybe, reconnect with that inner Bigfoot!
(Cover Photo by Nick Danielson)
More from Bill:
National Parks Marathon Project Website: http://www.runningtheparks.com
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/runningtheparks/
Sponsor Bill: https://www.generosity.com/community-fundraising/national-parks-marathon-project-runningtheparks–2
Support the National Parks Conservation Association: https://www.npca.org
Support Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine: http://www.pcrm.org
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