The path to the finish line begins now. Money has been put on the table, a running coach hired, a good friend to suffer through the later stages of the race with me contacted, and the blessings of Mary secured. I am going to try and run the Bryce Canyon 100.
This journey will occupy much of my time over the next six months. Even though it’s a 100 mile run, I will have to travel many times that distance in order to complete the event successfully. It will not only be me who hopefully crosses that finish line in the Utah desert. It will take a team to get there. Running 100 miles is not something I can do alone.
I hope you will come along with me on this journey. The more support I can get the easier the miles will pass beneath my feet. Words of encouragement can mean so much after a cold day of training in the rain, or after a tune-up race that does not go as well as planned. Friends to share the miles with as I train will be greatly appreciated. You want to go for a run? Call me. I’ll be out on the roads or the trails almost every day of the week from now until June 5th. Don’t worry, I won’t be going very fast. The concept of “running” a 100 miles is a bit of a misnomer; there will be much walking involved, both during the event and in preparation for it.
I plan on sharing my progress on this blog and through Facebook and Twitter so you can follow along if you are interested. I look forward to taking this journey with you. Thank you in advance for your support. Ultimately, it is the love I feel from friends and family that always comes to my aid and carries me through life’s most difficult challenges.
Eric Liddell: I believe God made me for a purpose, but he also made me fast. And when I run I feel His pleasure. Right on John. Sounds like a great journey beginning. And to imagine running through such incredible landscape! Whoop whoop!
Thanks Russ. I’ve always wanted to spend more time in that part of the world and this should be an unforgettable way to see it.
Now, I have to Google Bryce Canyon. Know NOTHING about it. WISH I could run along some of the way WITH you. Can’t. Will follow you on Facebook, and by phone.