Monday, August 15, 2016

Running uphill

Another great day to donate! Two marathons and two charities! Let's raise a combined $6,500 for cancer research through Fred's Team and low-income seniors with Housing Opportunities and Maintenance for the Elderly (H.O.M.E.)!

Donate to H.O.M.E. here. Donate to Fred's Team here. More information here and at the top of the blog!

*full post to come, this is just a teaser.

Mile 11-16 are uphill, strongly uphill. Really strongly. Water bottle is low. No opportunity for a refill until 19 miles. Distracting oneself is key. If one doesn't, one stops. Distracting one's self from their leg tiredness, desire to stop, their bursting lungs is an art form. It isn't easy. It takes practice and effort. Usually.

It is much easier when you keep passing very large scat, large and full of hair. These woods are full of lions. No need to slow down. No need to think about my lungs. Just keep scanning the fog shrouded fields for eminent death.

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