Monday, December 10, 2007

A Wonderful Day In December









Our epic run from Pt. Reyes to the Golden Gate Bridge became a reality at about midnight on Saturday night. We started our adventure at 5:00am, and ended about 73 miles later at the Golden Gate Bridge on a beautiful crystalline night with stars and crisp clear air. Suzanna, Leslie, Karen, Chris, Rob, Scott, Mark, and I ran the early morning hours together sharing funny stories and enjoying the beautiful clear day. After the first 22 miles or so, our running friends went their separate ways and Suzanna, Chris and I continued on our planned route. Our friend Jeff was our crew and aid station guy all day and made our experience so much sweeter. Thank you Jeff!! Chris and I saw a LARGE Mountain Lion on Mt. Tam. and I was disappointed that I didn't get a picture. I was poised for a "kodak moment." This run was an experience that I will remember for many years to come. We experienced so much out there. We were out there to see the sun come up and we saw the sun go down. We enjoyed each others company and played games with each other when we got tired. I am so thankful for a great run on a beautiful day.

8 comments:

Dave - Atlanta Trails said...

Wow! That sounds like a wonderful experience!

olga said...

73 miles...Kelly, this is insane - in a good way:O You rock!

Jeffro said...

What brand is your hydration pack?

kelly said...

Jeffro, it is the Ultimate Direction Wasp. It is a great pack with pockets in the front and lots of room for food and other things. It doesn't bounce or bother me in any way. I think you would love it.

Jeffro said...

Thanks Kelly. I had not heard of that brand before, but I was admiring the large pockets on the front. Is the fill cap easily accessed for refilling during long runs.

kelly said...

Hey jeffro, I changed my bladder to the Camelbak bladder. It is a nalgene bladder with a large opening for easy filling. I have used it many many times without problems.

Jeffro said...

Kelly,
Thanks for the info. I still have a lot to learn about ultra running, but you and a few other bloggers have been a great source for information and inspiration. Thanks.

Bob Gentile said...

Great Re-Cap & Pics!!