They make fun of me of course. I would too. I've run my last 100 at least 7 times now. Or I should say, my last attempt at running my last 100 7 or so times now. I think I've started 9 and finished 4. I'm out of balance. I like all my coffee cups hanging on the hooks the same way. my toiletries are aligned, books on the shelves are straight (oddly enough I can not abide by a desk 90 or 180 degrees in a room). They make fun of me for that too. I've never really grown out of being made fun of I guess. Do any of us? do we progress beyond kindergarten ? do we? I'm still running willy nilly through the woods. still ride my bike. i like campfires, building things and dogs and hugs and I still get made fun of. Sound's just like Mrs. Doro's class to me.
So I can't run Kettle this year because I signed up for the Lutsen 99er last September 9thish - or the day I felt like I should be running Sawtooth. The Lutsen 99er is a 99 mile mountain bike race at the end of june - 2 or 3 weeks after kettle. So I signed up for the Trek 100 to get ready. It's the same day as Kettle. If I ran Kettle - 1) I'd not bike before then and 2) my feet would be swollen for weeks after so 3) the Lutsen 99er would be painful and we all know I like to be the smiley runner at the end of every race (right - I do not win them - that would entail too much pain).
But - I've been thinking. Sawtooth would really be just like an awesome hike right. I't can't be that bad and I love it up there. i just need someone to pace me at night when its so scary and dark and howly with wolves.... And - as noted - I am out of balance, 4 of 9 and all. plus the Dutch Kettle is only a 1/2 this year - hardly worth the effort. So - I'd like to sign up or think about signing up. And - I need to decide soon because ultra-running is becoming way way too popular and requires so much planning ahead.
So - do i sign up now and maybe not run it. I'd be made fun of. Do I not sign up and then feel remorse in September (or would it be relief?)? If I did sign up - I could'nt quit at 42 again just because Kevin did and it was so scary and dark and Allison had a car (that was one of the times I was so happy to know I was never running another 100 .... I think there may have been a video made as well ....).
Boy-O-Boy the pressure is on ...