|A beautiful day for running in the Columbia River Gorge|
I also had the pleasure of joining Russ, Gary, and Carl for a guest stint on their podcast, 3 Non Joggers. I have to admit, it was pretty fun.
If you're interested in listening to some running talk and quite a bit of goofing around, you can take a listen to episode #51 here in iTunes.
And lastly: the Hardrock 100 lottery was today. Oh wow.
I GOT IN!!
It's still kind of sinking in because truthfully, I never expected to get in. I actually had it in the back of my mind that I wanted to take things a bit easier this year after all the intense training for Western States last year.
During my experience pacing Betsy at Hardrock, I kept telling myself the race was insane (And it is!) because even in the midst of it all I could feel my hidden desires to run it. It's like being attracted to the bad boy at school - you know he's trouble, but you just can't stop thinking about him!
I hesitated quite a bit over entering the lottery because I wasn't sure if I was really ready for this race. Then I realized that adventure is about doing things that hold a bit of uncertainty, and let's face it, Hardrock for me is more of an adventure than a race.
Besides, if I waited until I thought I was ready, I'd probably never sign up.
One of my most powerful motivators is fear, and I think it's safe to say that I will have no shortage of motivation for training this winter. The excitement is slowly growing already, and I am certain this will turn out to be the adventure of a lifetime.
Colorado, here I come!
|With Olga and Meghan in Silverton last summer.|