I was tagged by "Travis," to post a "six word memoir".
Here are the rules:
1) Write your own six word memoir
2) Post it on your blog and include a visual illustration if you want
3) Link to the person that tagged you in your post, and to the original post if possible so we can track it as it travels across the blogosphere
4) Tag at least five more blogs with links
5) Leave a comment on the tagged blogs with an invitation to play!
Well I actually have more words than that, so I will cut the words I live by into 6 words,
"Life is Short, it's LONG enough"
So who ever wants to play, your tagged!
That's me after finishing the McNaughton 50 miler last year.
"There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered" ~ Nelson Mandela
So I return a year later to attempt the McNaughton 100 miler on Saturday.
Start time is 6:00am. I have until 4:00pm on Sunday to FINISH. 34 hours, I thought about starting with the 150 mile group and having more time to finish. But I will start with the regular group and attempt the hardest race I have ever done. No doubt about that!!!
Race goals, obviously just to FINISH. Just make it to the SUNRISE on Sunday with a certain number of miles. That's the goal, nothing else.
Will I sleep, probably little or none. "Relentless Forward Motion", the more moving I do the closer I can get to the finish line.
"An ant on the move does more than a dozing ox" ~ Lao Tzu
I'll live off PB&J, Cliff Bloks, Cliff gels, Hammer Perpeteum, and Ensure to get some calories in me. Sound delicious, doesn't it, ooh Yummy..
How will I Pace? Run slow, walk up all the hills, and run the rest of it as much as I can.
"If you can't fly, then run. If you can't run, Then walk. If you can't walk, then crawl. But whatever you do, keep moving." ~ Martin Luther King Jr.
Two stream crossings and 1600 feet of elevation per 10 mile loop. Just have to run 10 miles, 10 times, sound easy enough right?
So right now the weather is kinds of iffy, maybe rain, which means mud running, which is not really fun at all. But I will take what the course gives me and hopefully will have that 100 mile "buckle" in my hand by the time I leave that race on Sunday.
So come what may, I will do my best, but I will really not be happy unless I finish. With around a 48% finishing rate last year. It will be no easy task.
But here goes, time to get ready and gear up.
"Every morning I wake up saying, I'm still alive; a miracle. And so I keep on pushing" ~ Jacques Cousteau (Captain of Calypso)
And Push I will, until I cross that "FRICKIN" FINISH LINE.