Tuesday, November 14, 2006

The Mother Road 100....

I started and finished my first 100 mile ultra marathon: The Mother Road 100. It was an experience and personal accomplishment that I am sure will change my life. I don't know whether it was more physically or mentally demanding, but I got it done and am a changed person. I feel like I can conquer anything now.

My wonderful wife gave up her goal of running the Tulsa Run in order to crew for me and provide the much needed moral support and cheerleading. The highlight of the race for me was being able to have my her run the last eight miles to the finish line with me. She is awesome and I don't even know how to describe how much I love her.

I met some great people at this event: other runners, volunteers, aid station workers, other crew members, medical staff and of course Thomas Hill and Bret Scholar who dreamed up this crazy idea of running 100 miles on Route 66 to commemorate the 80th anniversery of the commissioning of the road.

I will write more later. Just wanted to get something up here to make sure I thank all those involved in this race and all those that helped me along the way.