It was a very sweet message he had left on my answering machine and I typed it up in full detail of what he said to me. Anyway, I was hoping to see him at the race but wasn't sure I would since he was running the 25K and they were starting an hour later. Well, as we were getting some instructions from the RD's I happened to scan the crowd and saw this elderly man standing over by the building and I just KNEW it had to be him. See him in the white sailor cap and blue coat?
Fighting with Amanda if you want to read and follow more about her. It warms my heart to know our racing money is helping those who are in such need.
The climb up Widow Maker is so hard to describe. The first word that keeps coming to mind is BRUTAL. I don't have the vocabulary to truly explain. Please just believe me that it was the most challenging thing I've ever done. I remembered from last year that it was hard but it just seemed harder this year. On top of that they changed the course up on top as well. We had to do an additional out and back for an additional 1.4 miles before we continued to climb. The out and back had some stickers we needed to put on our bib to prove we did that portion. Can you tell what I was wishing for?
|Such a positive guy and full of helps, tips and great support. I could probably blame him for a lot of my desire in exploring the ultra scene. If you aren't currently reading his blog you should. Fast Cory.com|
PS-see that mountain behind me, waaaayyyy back there? That's the infamous Widow Maker. Just plain nuts I tell ya.