I can't believe it's already been almost two weeks since Lumberjack 100 and my vacation. Recovery has been slow after this last race. My legs have not felt great, my ribs have been really sore, and I have been just generally tired and still sad about Bob. It has been over two weeks since he went missing.
Yes!! Lumberjack 100 was great and third time was a charm. I had two goals for the day: 1) finish and 2) have fun. I did finish and it was pretty fun so I call that a success.
I decided to pace myself very conservatively so I could actually maintain and hopefully get faster on each of the 3x33 mile laps. I went out feeling great but with the plan of holding back for at least 4 hours. My goal was to finish under 9 hours. Seeing that I have not, by a NUE racer's standards, at all been training for a 100 mile race I thought that was a reasonable expectation for myself.
Here I am again..for the third time. It's a long way from home but this year I'm determined to cross the finish line. 2 years ago, I crashed out of the race before the race even started and last year my knee injury took me out after 50 miles.
This year, I simply have two goals: 1) Finish and 2) Have fun. Long races are not my focus this year so it's nice to not have any additional pressure..who knows, I may even do better than I think I will..we shall see.
I woke up this morning to an email that Bob, my beloved past foster dog is currently missing in Knoxville, TN. He escaped from his yard at 3am on Tuesday 6/15/10. He was near Ebenezer & Northshore near Pellissippi Pkwy.
If anyone has any information, please let me know. Thanks, in advance.