50k to 6,000 miles…..What a Run.

The Sylamore 50k Trail Run. I have been looking forward to this race for a while now. Last year after running the 25k, I swore that I would never come back. But….You know how it goes. A few hours later I was thinking about the 50k. Could I cover that distance over this terrain? Would I want to push myself that hard? Hard questions and easy answers. Here I am. We arrived at the packet pick up around 4:30 this afternoon. We are now resting at the Mtn. View Best Western, drinking a few beers and watching UFC. Trying to stay relaxed despite the butterflies that come with nervous excitement. I am looking forward to crossing the finish line tomorrow, not just for the satisfaction of completing this challenging course but also because the final mile will coincidentally be my 6,000th since I began my “running life” back in 2006. Just a number, yes, and not worthy of the HALL OF FAME but in my own mind WE will be celebrating like it is.

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