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Marathon Maniac # 3228
Your toughness is made up of equal parts persistence and experience. You don't so much outrun your opponents as outlast and outsmart them, and the toughest opponent of all is the one inside your head." - Joe Henderson
"Able to function despite imminent catastrophe"
"To obtain the air that angels breathe you must come to Tahoe"--Mark Twain
"The most common question from potential entrants is 'I do not know if I can do this' to which I usually answer, 'that's the whole point'.--Paul Charteris, Tarawera Ultramarathon RD.
√ Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 20/21 July 2013
Boston Marathon 21 April 2014
Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 19/20 July 2014
I've got a fever...
On your deathbed, you won't wish that you'd spent more time at the office. But you will wish that you'd spent more time running. Because if you had, you wouldn't be on your deathbed.
There's a little town in Michigan just off of I-94 called Climax. Lot's of amusing jokes/sounds to be made on the road trip to Chicago when you are approaching Climax, passing through Climax, and during the post-Climax phase of the trip.
They have a race in Hell, MI, and the shirts say "I ran through Hell." I guess you could have a pretty cool shirt from Climax, MI, if they ever decide to have a road race.
Michigan is the king of that kind of stuff. Jeff, I'm sure you know about this one too...
Just after you pass Detroit on I-75, there's a town called Troy, MI. One of the main exits for that town is Exit 69, Big Beaver Road. I'm 100% not joking. The sign would always turn up missing until the powers that be got smart and bolted the hell out of that sucker and put it out of reach.
Needs more cowbell!
• 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)
• 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)
Not a town name, but I get to drive by this in a few weeks:
It's in WI, between Milwaukee and Chi-town.
I hope there's a convenience store near the rec area, fully stocked with chips, cheetos, and other munchies.