|Rest in Peace running.|
|Their is something on my shoe. I think I|
may have stepped in bike.
|A biking benefit: very few hats this cool |
My strategy now is an all out NSAID attack and a reevaluation race morning. I am going to pick up my number Friday night. If still swollen and/or numb I will take one large step at the start and then report my DNF to the race officials. I plan on bringing my bike to the race and impersonate a benevolent forest elf by delivering water, gel, shot blocks, human growth hormone and new shoes to the exhausted at the later miles. Some guy on a bike saved my bacon last year with a timely gel around mile 24 between aid stations. I might take some pics of all the other healthy kids and document the event. And I did prepay for my delicious cold foil wrapped Moe's burrito. I would rather be at the race unable to run than at home whining about it. Besides, a lot of my running compadres are in this race. Maybe one of them will carry me.
|Running, I always assumed this sign|
was an accusation. Biking, its
actually a caution.
|Bonus: crossing Turkey Creek with dry legs.|
Good luck Umstead Trail Marathon runners. If I leer at you too long Saturday, I am coveting your healthy legs, not checking out your running shorts. Well, for most of you anyway.
|Finally, an exercise induced hypo.|
|Slightly bulkier than trail shoes.|