Saturday, December 11, 2010

#reverb10 Prompt December 10 Wisdom


Prompt: Wisdom. What was the wisest decision you made this year, and how did it play out?

Well, I don't know whether it was the wisest decision, but it was a good decision. Meaning to go run on the rocky trails of the Massanutte mountains.

This is a low key event sponsored by the Virginia Happy Trail Running Club. I signed up, alone. Then just a few weeks/days later, Jim Harris, noticed I had signed up, and quickly invited me to drive down with him. Jim, along with Cam Baker, would be the NEO Trail members to represent this year at the Ring.

I really did not know what to expect. Most of the email advice I recieved mentioned Signal Knob and how bad it would suck.

I didn't want to fail. I didn't want to come to Virginia, representing the female contingency of NEO Trail and not complete the run.
I didn't want to get lost and die out there either. (Okay, this was a remote chance, but hey, imagination and all...)

I went to Virgina, and got to experience the rocks for the first time myself. I found that it wasn't as bad an experience as I thought it could/would be. (Signal Knob was worst that I thought it could be.) Even though I was still last, I finished a bit faster than all previous last place finishers.
Finishing the Ring was wise for me because it gave me confidence. Confidence in my training and weight loss, that I have just as good chance as everyone else in the MMT 2011 to finish.

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