Thursday, April 19, 2012

Strange Things are Happening....

Seriously??? Are these shirts really OURS???  Never in a million years would I have dreamed WE would ever attempt a 50k.  Never. Ever.
Yet, today WE found ourselves going to Forward Motion to pick up OUR 50k race packets, OUR 50k bibs, and OUR 50k shirts. So surreal!!
Did we really get an email of last minute 50k instructions?  Did I just read down the list of 50k entrants and see OUR names?? (on the same entrant list as Mark Tanaka??WHAT??)
Was The Beast just at my house planning out which aid station to be at, and what to have in our "needs" bag at that station??(Does that mean WE have a "crew"??) Do WE really have a pacer (thank you, Mr. Beast)??  

There are a number of people going out of their way to spend a beautiful Saturday making sure we get through this thing and across the finish line. You have no idea how much it means to us!! To know there will be friends at the finish of this thing....priceless.  I'm sure we will be drawing on that knowledge at various points during the day to keep us motivated and moving towards that finish! There have been a few of you out there who have taken the time to give me input and answer questions over the past few months, no matter how silly and "newbie" they may have been.  Without being able to shoot an email and tap into that knowledge, we would not have had the nerve to register for this thing.



  1. You are about to become Ultra-Marathoners! SERIOUSLY! I LOVE that 50K shirt! Take a lot of water - it's going to be warm. (It's KILLING me that I'm not running this this year!)

    Ultra-Marathoners! Trail running studs! SERIOUSLY AWESOME!!!

  2. BTW - I'd love to see that entrant list (I don't see a link on the race website). I'm dying to know who all is doing this race for us to look out for.

    1. The list is on it's way to your inbox!

  3. I am so excited for you guys! I wish I could be part of the "pit crew". Have a great time and I cant wait to hear all about it!

  4. You guys are pretty amazing! I would never even consider doing something like this! Yep, SERIOUSLY, you're doing it on Saturday!!!!!

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    1. Thank you, Pat!! Have a great time out there yourself!! Drink lots o water and have a seat in a creek if need be: )
      It's going to be a great day!!

  6. I love you two. One foot in front of the other. Mom