Misty golf course with dotted trees, mostly dark blue sky with orange coming up from the horizon
Misty golf course with dotted trees, mostly dark blue sky with orange coming up from the horizon
Running by a misty golf course at sunrise

Running 100 miles toward the tiniest of treasures

A little something for me, a little something for everyone else

On September 30th (my birthday) I ran my 100th mile in 19 days. Didn’t think I could do it. I had said to myself with a bit of a jaunty scowl, “You probably can’t do this.” But here I am. I committed.

A misty field in the distance, silhouettes of live oak trees and spanish moss in the foreground.
A misty field in the distance, silhouettes of live oak trees and spanish moss in the foreground.
A golf course through the live oaks at sunrise
A rainbow with a faded middle in a dusty pink sky
A rainbow with a faded middle in a dusty pink sky
Image for post
Image for post
Image for post
Image for post
Running injury from tripping on a very even-looking sidewalk.
A brick wall knocked over in the storm laying flat, now like a brick pathway might look. Beyond, a dock and a scenic lake.
A brick wall knocked over in the storm laying flat, now like a brick pathway might look. Beyond, a dock and a scenic lake.
Several animals in a verdant field including sheep, goats and cows.
Several animals in a verdant field including sheep, goats and cows.
  • Flowers. Especially the bright yellow and pink ones on impossibly tall trees.
  • Sunrises. I don’t care when you last saw one, you’ve forgotten how beautiful they are.
  • And a mysterious green fruit. I should learn what that is. Do you know what that is? Please tell me.
Image for post
Image for post
Image for post
Image for post
Pink sunrise and an unusual green fruit.
A fallen tree, its branches all tangled and bearing black moon-shaped seed pods.
A fallen tree, its branches all tangled and bearing black moon-shaped seed pods.
A squirrel laying expired on concrete among pine needles, its eyes open and light shining through its gossamer ears.
A squirrel laying expired on concrete among pine needles, its eyes open and light shining through its gossamer ears.
A simple cemetery, flat gravestones, broody sky. A green tent off to one side marking a hole for a new grave.
A simple cemetery, flat gravestones, broody sky. A green tent off to one side marking a hole for a new grave.
A small road lined with lush tropical foliage, a Biden sign halfway down the road.
A small road lined with lush tropical foliage, a Biden sign halfway down the road.
View through a chain link fence of a sandhill crane family of five or six in the distance.
View through a chain link fence of a sandhill crane family of five or six in the distance.
Fiery orange sunset over a still lake, an empty picnic table, pine trees and small gazebo in the foreground.
Fiery orange sunset over a still lake, an empty picnic table, pine trees and small gazebo in the foreground.
Image for post
Image for post
Image for post
Image for post
Black and white self-portrait, looking up, dark shadows on my face. A bit sweaty and serious as I’ve been running.
Black and white self-portrait, looking up, dark shadows on my face. A bit sweaty and serious as I’ve been running.
A bonafide trophy, reads “Cassie McDaniel, Best Mom Ever. 100 miles on your 37th birthday. Keep on running & inspiring us.”
A bonafide trophy, reads “Cassie McDaniel, Best Mom Ever. 100 miles on your 37th birthday. Keep on running & inspiring us.”

Words, design, community. Leading w/ kindness. Product Design manager @ Webflow. Prev. Glitch, Mozilla, Adobe, Women&&Tech, Jane & Jury. cassiemcdaniel.com

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store