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Sunday, December 4, 2011

December 4th: How My Day Went

 First I did start off with my Reverb 11.  I saved this as a draft post, at 639 AM, as I was then off to Salt Fork to take a few pics and cheer on runners at the BigFoot 50K.


Reverb 11: 2012 Accomplishments:  What 12 new things do you want to do/accomplish in 2012?

Being a goal oriented person and runner, this is pretty easy.
1. Finish 4 Loops of TWOT
2. Finish One Loop at the Barkley
3. Finish and improve my time at MMT
4. Get selected, get the time off work, and finish Hardrock!
5. Move my raised beds to a new location
6. Get to know a friend better
7. Lose 8 pounds by TWOT. it is sad that this would still  be above my top range of healthy weight per WW.

I came back from Salt Fork, cleaned up, and drove up north for a Christmas Party.  I behaved myself until I went to the restroom, and checked my phone walking back to the party.

It seemed I was SELECTED in the Hardrock 100 Lottery for 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So there are a few revisions to the list above: 

1. Finish 4 Loops of TWOT
2. Finish One Loop at the Barkley
3. Finish and improve my time at MMT
4. Get selected, get the time off work, and finish Hardrock!
5. Move my raised beds to a new location
6. Get to know a friend better
7. Lose 8 pounds by TWOT. it is sad that this would still above my top range of healthy weight per WW.

I won't be finishing this list today, as I am still stunned and dumbfounded.

My spring goal race, if I got in, was the Barkley Marathons.  My goal (it's still my goal) is to finish the Barkley.  However, my goal for 2012 was to finish one loop-because you have to start somewhere. I have already been training for the possibility that I might get in the race, since the race is held April Fools Weekend.

I entered Hardrock lottery "because I could".  Hardrock is a graduate level ultra, and MMT is a qualifier.  So I sent the application in.  The odds were really against me, so I was not counting on  this at all.  People have been in the HR lottery for years and never get in.

So that's why I am just stunned and amazed. And pumped.

Many people talk about WS$R being their 'dream race'.  Ever since I saw  pictures of Hardrock, that has been my dream race.

Bob Combs told me, if I want to run Hardrock, I have to finish Massanutten.  I did.  Apparently it was all that easy (and lucky)!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh and the next best news?  Many friends are also in. From NEO TC:  Slim, Cam, Roy, and Bill.  From VHTRC: Doug Sullivan and Kerry Owens, Steve and Deb Spero. (Maybe more, I'm still too discombulated to look closer right now.)

Okay, so I will post this, with my 6 Accomplishments for 2012.  I'm sure there will be more, but my brain is fried.  In a very good way.




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