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
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Women: Jamie Donaldson holds 1st at mile 90, then goes Tracy Thomas and Noora Alidina. Lisa Smith-Batchen is on the heels of 3rd woman by 5 minutes, I am sure she'll move in top 3! Lisa Bliss is in 5th not far behind! Greg Pressler is in solid 14th place throughout the whole race, moving steadily - wow, like a metronome!
The weather held on awesome for this course and race! 112F and overcast, 20 degrees lower than last year. Why wasn't I there?? Because next year it'll hit 135 again:)
As they come:
Jorje 4th in 26:41, Charlie Engel 5th in 27:42. DK has showed up in 11th place with a road to Whitney Portal after been lost in timing devices for 80 miles. Rumor is Jamie and Lisa S-B are straggling a bit. Send some strong positive vibes!!!
OMG, OMG, OMG!!! Lisa Bliss moved to second 2 min behind Jamie at Lone Pine, mile 122! I KNOW she can run up that freakin' road to Portal for 13 miles, especially with Glenn on her side! Go, Lisa!!!
7 pm: Press is done in 32:51! Rockin' hard, Greg!
I told ya! Lisa Bliss has 3 miles to go and is 30 min ahead of 2nd place female (who is now Noora) and is about to finish 1st gal in 34 and change! Spit over left shoulder, knock on wood...Go, Lisa!
I am signing off for today.
No, I couldn't - 34:33!!!! Holly Cow, Lisa!!!
Lisa Smith-Batchen finished her FIRST part of BW double in 41:54. Yey for coming back to life!
All the pictures from official Badwater website you can see there.