Run Like an Antelope
For my 30th birthday I got the biggest surprise of a present. My younger brother, and only brother, Noah bought me two dry fit shirts that were specially designed with this on the front, "You are only tired because you think you are tired." On the back? "Keep Going."
If you look on the bottom of this page you will see this is what I have as my footer and something that I came up with a long time ago. On the sleeve? "Getoutgetlost.com"
So that naturally led me to an obsessive two hour marathon of making other shirts I've always wanted to make. Finally having a website where that was actualy fairly simple it was even more fun. I'll add a lot more soon but added some of them on BUT GETOUTGETLOST.COM tab.
Thinking of pushing for the Pass Mountain 50K this Saturday and seeing how it goes for 31 miles. There are so few people in the race (only 11 signed up so far) and with the last 50K only pulling in 9 total finishers my sheer odds of a top 3 finish are so much higher than they normally would be. Jon Roig is running so that is at least one guy that could/should beat me. I beat him by twenty minutes at Zane Grey but he bested me at both Mesquite and Mazatzal's. He's also a Western States finisher so I'll have to really pound out some early miles to keep him off my back if I hope to win anything. I've never gone into a race with any thoughts of winning it and I'd like to keep it that way. If it works out where I'm close enough to push it I'd be super excited but I'm not counting on it. I'll push it where possible but more than anything I just need to get out there on the trails again and put in some long hours before this 50 miler next weekend.
Kahtoola is back onboard for another season of snowshoe races. January 9th is the Nordic Ski Center race again. Last year I ran with snowshoes for the first time in my life and wanted to quit at about 200 yards. Holy cow that is difficult. Sure, the 9,000+ feet in elevation doesn't help for the Phoenix dweller but it was a definate challenge and one I'm looking forward to attempting again. Too fun and too good of prizes to pass up.