19-miler, almost

I’m so excited. This Saturday is my first 19-miler of the year. Yippeee! I cannot wait.

And best of all, I get to do it all over again Sunday.

That’s right: Two 19 mile runs in a row.

That’s because I’m foolishly training for the Resurrection Pass Ultra 50 Mile Trail Race.

The first 38 miles offers NO aid stations or contact. You’re basically on your own. And there’s no turning back, either, for there’s no way or place to turn back. Also, only about 25 or so run so you’re basically alone a good part of the time.

But think of it! Running through all of that wilderness. Running alone with your thoughts and moods and doubts and dreamy and beautiful thoughts.

It’s intoxicating to think of, though I know the actual race will be brutal. Still, I want to do it. I must do it. I am somehow, in some impossible way, going to do it.

On other thoughts: Had another awesome 10-miler yesterday.

The sun is still shining up here and yesterday it hit 60 degrees (60!!!).

And my sister is in Portugal for work and eating chocolate covered cheese. Yep. Guess that’s popular over there. I say, anything covered in chocolate? Bring it on.

Have a great run, everyone.

5 thoughts on “19-miler, almost

  1. Karen

    Hubby can attest to my excitement when I told him which race you were doing! If you're already up to twin 19 milers, you're going to completely rock at this race come July. I'm with Christa, we love your photos, keep them coming! 🙂


  2. Ah Ah Alaska

    Hey Mary: Glad you commented. I switched computers and lost all my bookmarks and couldn't remember your blog. Now I have it again–cool!
    And yep, I will be carrying pepper spray, and the big-assed can, too, the one that you hang from your water belt so that it swings like a gun on a holster, hee, hee.


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