The Rise Of The Sufferfests – The Hero’s Journey


A review of Scott Keneally’s Rise of the Sufferfests movie.

The main question of the film was: “Why would people do this to themselves?”. And the overarching answer that is offered to the viewer is “narcissism”. We do this for the profile pic, for the glory, for the performed super(wo)man version of ourselves, for the pick-up line at the bar. We do this to impress our colleagues, our boss, our girlfriend, our mom. We do this to seem better than we are, tougher than we are, cooler than we are.

This article originally appeared at Ekaterina “SOLO” Solovieva. Click here to go to original article

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Solo is a Siberian born and Canadian trained obstacle racer. Late bloomer, she did not run her first road race until her mid-20s. Since then, her physical pursuits have become progressively longer, and progressively muddier as she made the transition from road racing to trail racing, and finally, to obstacle racing. Now a self-professed adrenaline junkie, she has been a military style bootcamp instructor, became a yoga teacher, took off to India for six months, summitted three peaks in Himalayas, ran races in US, Canada, Russia and Israel, skydived and bungee jumped, and rode donkeys in Jordan. When she is not pummeling her dopamine receptors, she is a health coach, a freelance writer, a yoga teacher and a psychology professor.


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