Wasatch Running Center in Sandy, Utah held a really neat event for runners. I went to this meet and greet fully expecting to learn lots of awesome stuff about ultra running from Scott Jurek. He was there to talk about his book "Eat and Run" and to answer questions. He was interesting to listen to and I can't say I learned a lot to help me personally, but it was fun to meet such a great legend.
This is a little of what Wikipedia has to say about him:
Scott Gordon Jurek (born October 26, 1973) is an American ultra-marathoner. Throughout Jurek's career he has been one of the most dominant ultra-marathon runners in the world, winning many of the sport's most prestigious races multiple times, including the Hardrock Hundred (2007), the Badwater Ultra-marathon (2005, 2006), the Spartathlon (2006, 2007, 2008), and the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run (1999-2005). In 2010, at the 24-Hour World Championships in Brive-la-Gaillarde, France, Jurek won a silver medal and set a new US record for distance run in 24 hours with 165.7 miles.
So as you can see he has accomplished some pretty amazing things in his running career.
Kathee, over at K-Fab Running. She found my blog and began leaving happy thoughts and encouragement and it was fun to finally meet her in person. She runs a lot of relays and knows how to eat clean. I could and should learn lots from her.
Cory and his darling sister Hollie. Her and I have been texting and emailing back and forth for a few months now with us both vowing that someday we will run a race together and we will someday get to meet and visit in real life. Hollie was so concerned and sweet to cheer me up when I was so down about my Moab 24 hour run and had nothing but great words of wisdom. She just paced her brother for 20 miles in the dark and freezing cold at the Antelope Island 100 mile race a couple weekends ago. So she knows what it's like to be out there with the elements.
blog. She's got a lot of spunk and I enjoy her peppy personality.
I also saw Angie Pace and Galen Garrison who both ran the Corner Canyon Ultra 50K last year. I failed to get photos with them but it was still fun to sit by them and visit.
Fun night of meeting Scott Jurek, but even more fun meeting up with running friends. I don't think that's how it was supposed to be, just don't tell Scott k?