Monthly Archives: September 2007

The Bear 100 Mile Endurance Run

Just a little more time is all we’re askin’ for
‘Cause just a little more time could open closin’ doors.
Just a little uncertainty can bring you down.

And nobody wants to know you now
and nobody wants to show you how.
So if you’re lost and on your own
you can never surrender!

And if your path won’t lead you home
you can never surrender!

And when the night is cold and dark
you can see
you can see light.
‘Cause no one can take away your right to fight
and to never surrender!

Corey Hart, Never Surrender

I’ve listened to my iPod dozens and dozens of times over the last year, but that song has never come up before. It came on at about 3:00 in the morning as I was pushing through mile 70. Alone, tired, and with a rapidly swelling leg/ankle. Grinding up climb after climb. This song gave me a much needed boost – I hit ‘repeat’ several times…

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Bear 100

I finished the Bear, but it didn’t go down without a fight!! It was an awesome experience, and I can’t wait to do it again. Full report coming soon. Meanwhile, here’s some photos that my dad took posted on my Flickr account:

Bear 100 pics

District Cross Country Meet

Today was Malcolm’s last race of the season. It was a very large race for all the 8th graders in our school district. We had to leave the house at 7:30 to make the 45 minute drive so Malcolm could have enough time to warm up and preview the course with his team. It was a very hilly and challenging course. He started conservatively and passed a lot of people at the end, it was a great race. This video was taken about 1/4 of the way into it. The runners were a LOT more spread out at the end.

There are a few more photos here.

I ran 2 hilly hours in the afternoon on challenging trails for what was my last significant workout before my 100-miler in two weeks. I saw another tiny rattlesnake, this one wasn’t in any hurry to move out of the way. I had to spit some water on it to get it going.

I’m feeling very strong, but have a few tweaks and sore/tight spots I’m trying to get rid of. The next several days of stretching and light running will hopefully take care of them. It’s coming up fast!!