Since I posted last I've run the Disney Half and Full on a Saturday and Sunday respectively. PR'd in the half, finished the full. Moved back to Virginia from Colorado. Ran the Boston Marathon and PR'd by about 10 minutes running a 3:00:37. Clearly, the time was bittersweet. I'll get 'em next year. (and I know this because I'm all signed up) Ran Promised Land 50k 6 days after and ran 5:20 something which was good enough for 8th place. I ran the Old Dominion 100 and placed 7th in a time of 21 hours or so. I forget. Cool Race. I am a tree climber now by profession. And I climb trees with chainsaws. No joke.
In other news, I'm writing a book. Yes, it's about the trip, and no it's not a "running book" in terms of miles per day, calories eaten, stats and such. I met too many cool and interesting people not to share the stories in the form of a book. It's all written, and my friend Mitch is helping me edit it. Hopefully it will be submitted for publishing soon, but I will keep everyone up to date...on here...because I'm going to start blogging more than once every 7 months.
Present. I still run as much as I can, and I can feel myself getting faster. I used to do this little exercise on the treadmill before my trip. I'd start at 6 mph on the treadmill and run a minute on that speed and then increase 1 mph every minute. A couple of years ago I'd have to hold my hand so that I could be ready to grab the bar in case I flew off the back of the treadmill by the time I got up to 10 mph. But yesterday I was up to 12 mph and it wasn't "comfortable" by any means but even going that fast I didn't feel out of control or like I was getting ready to become a human bullet flying off the back of the machine. I guess that's cool?
Future. I'm running Grindstone....again. In a week. It should be interesting this year, but I'm not sure why. I've got serious issues with this race. It hates my guts, and I hate its guts. So maybe this year I'll finish it without barfing constantly through the first 52 miles and I'll be able to properly part ways with that event.
I'm going to try to get into Badwater next year, so we'll see how that goes.....stoked to try to get in.
Maybe I'll try to make next post more interesting, I'm just getting back into the swing of writing a blog.