First time in this particular lottery and I won! What a lucky day for me!
Of course upon sharing the news my wife just rolled her eyes and my daughter said "Dad you're gonna die". Such debby-downers.
OK serious question though... I've read that in years past there was an official HHFMM tattoo and even some coupons distributed to add insult to injury. So any chance of something similar this year? I figure if I'm going to act like an idiot I might as well come with a warning label.
"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.
√ Javelina Jundred Jalloween 2015
Cruel Jewel 50 mile May 2016
Western States 100 June 2016
old woman w/hobby
She's a running machine!
"Just stop fucking drinking too much and being fat. Pretty simple. Who the hell cares if you like beer.
We can't always do the things we like all the time." --Candice
I effing hate myself.
"He conquers who endures" - Persius "Every workout should have a purpose. Every purpose should link back to achieving a training objective." - Spaniel
Will Crew for Beer
I guess I'd better start "training".
Rule number one of a gunfight, bring a gun. Rule number two of a gunfight, bring friends with guns.
Yeah my training commenced this past week... so far it has consisted of missing all target distances, bitching about my plantars fascia, and picking out new Gu flavors.
Sounds about right to me. Vanilla Bean Gu is nasty. I think I'll try Hammer Montana Huckleberry next.
The race this year will feature only vanilla bean gu.
Last year there was a free monkey tattoo coupon. Not sure if we will repeat that particular bit of madness this year.
I'm running somewhere tomorrow. It's going to be beautiful. I can't wait.
Nice. Well I usually pack my own anyway and bring spares... If the monkeys take me feel free to root through my camelback, I'm starting to like this salted watermelon flavor so may have to stock up... I figure by race day everything on earth will be effing pumpkin flavored.
Here's to hoping the tattoo remains ... Like I said earlier idiots like me should come with a warning label.
Mmmmm......pumpkin spice gu. That might work. Maybe it will keep the monkies away.
Cool Jump Suit
Monkeys. If a monkey eats a pumpkin spice gu before midnight it turns into a golden carriage.
So bittersweet,This tragedyWon't ask for absolution;This melody,Inside of me,Still searches for solution.A twist of faith,A change of heart Cures my infatuation.A broken heart, Provides the sparkFor my determination.
All this talk of pumpkin spice Gu needs to stop. We're going to give them ideas.
In other news it's 5:30am on a Saturday morning and I'm heading out to try to get in 12 mi before the thunderstorms start. Who makes bad choices?
<--- This guy
Yes. A bad choice. A better choice would have been to run during the storm.
In case anyone was wondering I survived... Even managed to set a PR for slowest pace (or so that's how run keeper seemed to spin it in a passive aggressive email congratulating me on a new longest duration). Of course that record was already broken again this AM... Go me!
Perhaps as Trent suggested some runs in lightning would help me get the lead out of my shorts? ... Worked great on a paddling trip a few years ago... ran into a nasty storm partway through a trip and the guys running the place said we probably set a new record for completing that section of water.
How's training going for everyone else?
I haven't found any pumpkin spice gu, so I haven't started training yet.