If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing badly. - G.K.Chesterton
The car is packed and I'm ready to head to the Grand Canyon at stupid o'clock tomorrow morning. It's 11 hours between here and there and once I get to the south end of Colorado Springs, the entire landscape will be new. I'll be heading south and then west through Durango before turning southwest to the Canyon.
I love road trips and the freedom to move across state lines in a single day. I'm pretty excited to finally be heading out for my second official adventure run of the year (Canyonlands being the first), but a little nervous as well. With the three weeks of sickness I had in March, I wasn't able to prepare as well as I would have liked. This will be twice as hard in elevation and time on feet as my first ultra so there's no illusions of it being easy.
Naturally, took my mind off of my concerns and painted my nails. See those cute little crooked toes in the snap below? Did you notice the little gift that I received from my first ultra? Who needs a rad tech shirt when you can have a permanent black toenail to take home?
|My souvenir from the Red Hot 55k|
This run, I'm matching the blue of my outfit on my little piggies too. I feel much better knowing that my toes are festive and ready for showtime when the run is over.
Let's move to the other digits. I've taken to removing my wedding ring and just wearing my band as I use handhelds a lot and my ring gets in the way. Since it's a family heirloom (my mother-in-law's ring from 1957), I've been keeping it in the jewelry box for safe keeping. My band is a $50 ebay purchase (my choice, 'cause I don't care about bands) that's boring and I've been keeping an eye out for something a little prettier that I can wear instead.
Well, I found this while trading out my Sodastream Carbonator at the mall. I don't shop at Sundance due to lack of $$, but I've always liked their jewelry. I just thought I'd see if they had anything $50-ish. This band was less than that and just what I wanted while training/racing. Score!
|Couldn't get rid of the glare...grrr.|
I have my usual Honey Stinger gels to keep me sugared up, but the other will keep me from feeling hungry for hours on end.
That's all for now. Time to get some ZZZs. Next time I write I will be sore, tired and full of good memories and pictures to share. 'Til next week...