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Follow Your Own Path

Follow Your Own Path

Apr 28, 2013

Postcard spotted in a Champéry shop:

What's your path?
What’s your path?

Il n’y a qu’un seul bon chemin, et c’est le tien!

Translation: There’s only good path, and it’s yours.

It’s a syrupy cliché, for sure, and any other time, I would have dismissed it out of hand. But, like a lot of cliches, there’s truth underneath the worn surface. Finding myself happily wandering around the Swiss Alps, mixing my job at home with discussions about trail running with a wide range of enthusiastic Swiss mountain runners, it definitely resonated.

Doug Mayer
Doug Mayer is the founder of Run the Alps and lives in Chamonix, France with his labradoodle, Izzy. He is the author of The Race that Changed Running: The Inside Story of UTMB and writes for Outside Online and Ultrasignup News. His upcoming book is a graphic novel about Italy’s 330km long Tor des Géants trail race.