How To Be Ordinary and Do Extraordinary Things

A 4-step guide for ordinary people like us

B. Lorraine Smith
Runner's Life
Published in
15 min readFeb 15, 2023

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This may look like an ordinary autumn day in Montreal, but in fact it’s the start of an extraordinary 255km (158 mile) run over 5 days — more than five marathons and a whole lot of fun. That’s my friend Sarah biking with our gear. (Photo by me).

This is the story of how I ran more than five marathons in five days and hosted a dinner party at the finish — an extraordinary feat. I share it because it gave me so much joy (except for that dark moment on Day 3 past Dorval) and yet it was amazingly doable even for the likes of ordinary me.

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B. Lorraine Smith
Runner's Life

Former sustainability consultant replacing ESG with reality-based insights about corporate purpose and impact. https://www.blorrainesmith.com/