|James hiking Grays|
"But we cannot be denied. The fire inside..." -Bob Seger
I've been such a mix of emotions...nervous, excited, anxious, ready to start running. Dan and I were talking about it and said this year we're both more confident and less cocky. We know what to expect, we know there are going to be some long miles, we know how to push through. There are still a lot of unknowns and over 100 miles lots of things can go wrong. But this year we're more ready for these things.
As James has healed from surgery its amazing to watch him get so much stronger. I can tell he's sleeping better because I can hardly hear him breathing. I'm used to hearing snoring, congested, loud breathing and now he's just quite and not nearly as restless. The better sleep seems to really be helping him get stronger and have more energy.
This is it! This is the moment we've spent the last year training for, preparing for. You never know how many chances you get at this so its time to make it count. See you in Leadville!
Week August 5 - 11
Miles Running: 31.0
Hours Hiking and Running: 8