|Sums up my race|
Truth is, I needed a run like that. I may have said that to Tan when we were hiking at some point in the day. Unless you are ever at rock bottom you can't properly enjoy when things are going well. And my year has gone really well so far - my self-esteem was probably getting a little too big for my small frame and my inner Buddha reminded me that I needed to suffer.
|Not a bad place to suffer|
|Amazing these guys were still there! Thank you Pamakids!|
And LOOK! 12:29 I came in!! Not sure why my results say 12:33!!!
A lot of people in this ultra-sport give others a bad time for DNF'ing (did not finish). I've heard on the course of ultras before other people complaining of things hurting and their race not going well but saying "DEATH BEFORE DNF". Whatever. I'm of the opinion that we can only judge ourselves for the decisions we make and we shouldn't judge someone else's DNF as cowardly or justified. Making that decision sucks and I hope we can all have some decency to let someone else have their experience without calling them names for not "toughing it out".
|Tan telling me he's gonna B!tch Slap me if I make him stay out there 5.5 hours.|
Eclipse Pizza packet pick-up
|I don't know who this guy is but I want to be his friend.|
|Photos courtesy of Patrick McKenna and Tanford Tahoe.|