During the race we passed a section that had snow on it, and I was able to see a horny toad on the course. It was nice to see pine trees instead of all the cactus we see all the time down here in Phoenix. Also you will see in the pictures here that there were a few stream crossings that kept your feet wet for at least half the day. The last 18 miles was dry, so there is not much to complain about, plus I'm getting used to running with wet feet; not such a big deal, and now that I have two toe nails that are currently black and about to fall off I have nothing to worry about.
Great story here about Scott Jurek. Not sure I would have told my story quite like this, but it was very interesting and telling. Balance in life is the key. Even from a back of the pack runner, this story makes one think about the why. I sure want to get 100 miles under my belt, then I may back off. It seems like 50/100K races are doable and only take up one day, but 100s are such an investment in a whole weekend, not to mention the huge price tag involved. I want a couple of buckles, and after that I hope I can calm down and settle with one or two races a year, but I do think my road marathon days are limited. If I'm going to race I do want to put in a full days work!
Maybe tonight I'll go see Alice in Wonderland. I have a free ticket that is registered to my name. Usually I would use these as a gift, but they are getting weird and making you log into a site and they issue a secret number tied to your name and all so you can not transfer it. Strange?