When something bad happens, you have three choices: let it define you, let it destroy you, or let it strengthen you.
The heart of the difference is not ability or even talent, but desire
The purpose of life is to discover and develop your gift. The meaning of life comes from sharing your gift with others. - David Viscott
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
However, I am bored out of my mind with taper. Silly, the less I run the less I want to run, the more sluggish and slow my runs are, the tighter I feel in leg muscles. Like what's the point to get up and dress for 4 miles and then be bothered with shower?
Anyway, I finished my last run for this week. I'll go to sauna one last time after work. I don't know how much it helps, but nothing else I can do about the upcoming heat. Speaking of which, I am sickly excited about it. You know, the unknown...something that can give me a new focus. It was hard to think of time goal and trying to figure if I can beat my last year's time. The new addition of fire-wrecked trails with more elevation gain and more exposure...the insanely tough field this year...(what is another excitement all in its own right - how cool is that! Everybody will be at WS this year, EVERYBODY!) Now I am profoundly adjusting my plan and curious to see how my body will react to the temps. If I can stay hydrated and cool. If I can be re-born by night time and have enough legs left. If I can still squeek for the silver buckle...or not. How I will behave mentally when the problems arise...We all will face the same problem on the race day, and I wish everyone only the best. This is what I love about running a 100M - it's a personal challenge, it's all about how YOU personally can deal with it, not who is where and who is faster. Should I figure out how to cary an extra bottle or rely on my usual two? Do I want bandana with ice? (it will ruin my tan lines:)) Should I get the buzz cut tonight?
Found my last year's pictures for some kicks. What Bushwhacker promosed to deliver to me personally in his comment:)
Don't I look like I am having way too much fun? Corky me and my corky pacer. Will I have fun this year? Do I have it in me to push through? The uncertainties are what draws me to this kind of races. I can never predict anything. This is totally cool! I have chills thinking of it. Finally, just about time to get excited! I had a dream that I forgot to wear a timing chip (they have it for second year now). And that I came to Foresthill from different end. And can't find my crew...Is it flight day yet? Tomorrow, I am going there tomorrow, and for the next 3 days it's all I'll be living - WS100!
Hey, best to all! Lets rock-n-roll!
p.s. and when and if anybody ever not sure how far the human body can push - look no further than at Glenn's pictures of Scott Jurek's amazing Badwater run. Un-believable! Every time I need an inspiration - I come here. Thanks, G!