The first part of this year I spent training for a 6-hour run—The Dizzy Goat. Chris and I ran it together, and since I’m training more than he, I probably could have run more in terms of distance. But we did 19.5 miles of 1400+ feet of elevation gain, high humidity, 90 degree temps, and no breeze. We finished 6 hours of brutal trail running and survived.
But tomorrow begins the real challenge: training for the GOATz 50K at the end of October. I’m really ready to do this. Starting tomorrow by running sprints with pals Niki & Liz. Planned out meals for the week. Bought healthy foods to bring to work.
Mostly, I’m thankful I have my health so I can do this. My mind is right, I’ve got the support system I need, and I’m brimming with drive. It’s not about how fast you go but about the fact that you’re out there.
So call me crazy. Insane. Nuts. I don’t care. All I know is I’m healthy and happy, and if that’s crazy and insane or downright nuts—I’ll take it.