Well, I hope there are no storms!
Just sitting here on the deck on our house in Silverton, looking at some beautiful mountains, feeling absolutely calm and at peace at the moment. I'm sure that will change soon, but right now I'm calm, serene, cool, ready to go.
The drop bags are packed, and labelled. My bib number is # 169, in case you want to check in every now and then this weekend. It's a 48 hour run, (it's not a race) so you've got plenty of time to go run yourself, eat dinner, go to bed, get up, have breakfast, and then check in on me again.
We take drop bags over to the Silverton High School gym soon, and have our mandatory runner meeting at noon. Then there is a pasta dinner at 530 pm, so I will attend that and then return to chill out and make sure clothing and last minute gear is ready to go.
I did not mention I do have a pacer for at least one section of trail. Mike Dobies, a 9 time Hardrock finisher, is going to pace me from Ouray to..wherever he wants. Mike has been coming off injuries. He was originally in the Run this year, but not in shape enough for the whole Run. I was very happy and relieved to have such a veteran to share trail with. It's a good carrot for me to get my butt to Ouray and then pick him up.
Well, folks, what else to say? There might be a blog post later, but I doubt it.
I will see you on the other side of this most epic WONDERFUL adventure!!!