Robbie Balenger And His Spiritual Connection With RunningBy Yeshwanth K
It all started with a small run with his partner, and now, Robbie Balenger is spiritually connected to running, and it has become a part of his lifestyle.
To promote the benefits of a plant-based diet, Balenger even took on some hardcore challenges, such as running 3,275 miles across the US in just 75 days while running 45 miles a day on average.
This vegan athlete demonstrated his endurance levels by running a total of 98.7 miles around the Central Park of New York for under 18 hours. Why stop there? He continued remaining 1.3 miles just for fun.
Early life and spiritual connection:
Like everyone else, Balenger was a regular guy from Austin, Texas, who often celebrated by partying a lot. However, he was invited for a short jog by his current fiancée, and something magical happened.
Balenger quickly discovered the advantages of exercising, making him want to achieve a healthy lifestyle. This increased his determination. He slowly began taking on tougher challenges, such as half marathons and full marathons. As days passed, Robbie started to run in ultra-marathons as well.
When Balenger was very young, his father died. Even though his childhood was not rough, he often missed the joy of having a male role model in his life. To get hold of himself, Balenger got addicted to ways that aren’t considered to be healthy for him.
During that time, he thought he was a masculine person by drinking a lot. After he saw many athletes compete in the Hardrock Hundred Mile Endurance Run, he figured out that running helped him understand the true definition of masculinity
Currently, Balenger is looking at other challenges and says that he would continue participating in challenges. He suggests that everyone should try to become their better selves and do such things.