It's a gray, rainy day today. At least it's almost 60 degrees, so I won't complain about that!
So...what crazy journey am I talking about?
A 100 mile ultra. That I'm going to do. In 6 months.
I've thought about it, and thought about it, and thought about it some more. I talked to my friend Mike, who has done a 100 miler, he says I can do it. I follow some FB friends who have done it. So I finally decided. I'm going to do it. Really.
It's the Indiana Trail 100 at Chain O' Lakes state park. They also have a 50 mile option, which I considered. But I really want to do the whole thing. I don't want to just do half of it.
My training started this week. It is going to get a little crazy! But if you know me at all, I love crazy. The crazier, the better! I'm sure it will be the hardest thing I've ever done in my life, I may just want to die at mile 60. But I will keep going. I'm not stopping or quitting. I WILL run (and walk) 100 miles on April 26-27, 2014!
My inspiration is my brother, Dustin, who through hiked the Appalachian Trail in 6 months last year. Day after day after day, he woke up and hiked 20-30 miles daily, until he finished. Through the rain, the storms, the near death moments- he persevered and never quit. If he can do that, I can do 100 miles.
In this year that I've been running seriously, I've learned that you really can do anything you set your mind to. That's not just a cliche. I could barely run a 5k, yet I had dreams of running a marathon. Now I've done that twice. Anything is possible!!
I am in the process of recruiting a 2013 Louisville Ironman to join me, and possibly another friend as well. This would be much easier if I had some company!
Whaddya think? Have I totally lost my marbles?? (Not that it will change my mind!)