That was the motto for the 100 miler, you know what?
It worked more than I ever could imagined.
Yes, I finished. I'm an 100 MILER ULTRA FINISHER!!!!
Total time, around 30 hours and 48 minutes. I think I closed my eyes for about 20 seconds a couple of times to rest the entire time. Had a couple of delusional episodes while running at night, but somehow I made it through to the Sunday sunrise. I knew if I could do that, I would make it to the end.
It was a crazy race, it rained, snowed, probably had sleet too, and knee high water crossings at the shallow end. I'm sure it was mid 40's during the day and colder at night.
Muddy conditions and a very high D.N.F rate at the 100 mile event, I think only 22 out of 60 registered finished the whole 100 miles.
Congratulations to Brian from my Chia running group for finishing his 50 miler at McNaughton as well.
I'm also pretty dang proud to have my running buddies, KickstandPam and Caroline finish their 1st 50 miler at McNaughton as well. Now my UltraRunning buddies.
So for the most amazing thing, finishing with a 30+ hour time, I placed 3rd among the men and 4Th overall. I can't fricken belief it, I'm still in shock.
So today, I'm going to rest up (off from work) and eat tons of junk food, the lack of sleep has not totally caught up to me, but I'm sure it is coming. Legs are feeling okay, feet feel swollen but it will pass. But feeling pretty good considering.
Thanks for everybody who was thinking about me during my race. You thought I was probably insane for doing a 100 miler, and after finishing this, I might have to agree with you.
But the belief I could do this crazy thing got me the finish line and alot of Relentless Forward Motion helped me finish remarkably well.
(my 100 mile finisher buckle and muddy flashlight, after falling several times during the night)
I will write a longer Race report soon, but for now I'm just going to relax and wear my Ultra jacket I got from the race with great pride.