CHASING MOUNTAINS: CATCHING UP WITH ANTON KRUPICKA
"I’m inspired by the mountains. I enjoy looking at a landscape and then integrating myself with it by moving quickly and efficiently over the terrain."
"In college, I was a triple-major; I have degrees in Physics, Philosophy, and Geology. Of course, like most people, almost 10 years later I’m obviously not directly using any of those."
"Ultimately, I connect with anyone who is trying to live authentically and is truly excited about it. That’s where my motivation comes from and I get inspired whenever I see other people in that same pursuit. It doesn’t matter what the activity is—-running, climbing, skiing, surfing, cycling, art, music, writing, whatever—-or how good you are at it. If you’re psyched and pursuing it in a way that feels rewarding and true, I’m going to be inspired.”
The San Francisco 49ers are my favorite sports team, but I literally cannot tell you a single name or tidbit of information about a single person on the roster. However, I can tell you anything you can read on the internet about ultrarunner Anton Krupicka.
Tony is one of my favorite human beings in the universe. Here’s a cool, soup-to-nuts interview that he did with Zeal Optics, covering ultrarunning, mountain climbing, and inspiration. If you don’t like him at least a little after reading it, we probably wouldn’t be friends.