March 31 2019!!! So apparently this has been sitting in my "draft" file for many many MANY months. I can't carry on and proceed with 2019 race write ups and adventure/life lesson posts without getting this out of my draft box and into the universe. So here it is: A "summer" of races all leading up … Continue reading A Summary of Summer Races
Tag: ultra running
Most men either compromise or drop their greatest talents and start running after, what they perceive to be, a more reasonable success, and somwhere in between they end up with a discontented settlement. Safety is indeed stability, but it is not progression. - Chriss Jami, Killosophy Chuckanut 50K, the official start of my 2018 race … Continue reading Chuckanut 50K
My First Ultra: Squamish 50 miler
12:24:19 My official finish time. It's taken me months to process it and I don't even know what emotion I was feeling as I crossed that finish line. I want to say it was overwhelming joy and gratitude and thankfulness to have finished the race so successfully for my first ultra... but the primary emotion was mostly gratefulness to not have to run a single step further? Relief?!!! I want to say that I was ecstatic. And I was. But it took a few minutes to sink in... months actually. And now when I look back, it's an overwhelming mix of gratitude, joy, pride, thankfulness, humility...