After years of watching my dad run for 24 hours (and thinking he was totally nuts) it only seemed natural that I follow in his footsteps. Yep, after four marathons I thought to myself, huh, well why not try running an ultra-marathon. Because that is the totally sane thing to do. Just for reference an ultra-marathon is anything over 26.2 miles. Yeah, people run even farther than a marathon for fun.