Wednesday, June 23, 2010

WS is a journey to be enjoyed!

Western States 100 is this weekend. At first I was bummed that I didn't get in. I was disappointed and kinda angry. All my friends got in, it wasn't fair. Then Bighorn 100 happened and all I can say is "Thank you." If I had gotten into WS, I would not have had the opportunity to run in this incredible race. I would have really missed out on a terribly hard, but beautiful run in the Bighorn Mountains of Wyoming. What a shame it would have been to miss out on that! So this weekend when I am pacing my buddy Tim, I will run knowing that Tim is not only the lucky one, but I am too.

Good luck out there to all my friends running WS this weekend. I am envious, but not jealous. I am happy for all of you who are lucky enough to line up at Squaw Valley and run to Auburn. You are lucky, but so am I. Run smart my friends and enjoy the journey. It will be worth it when you reach Auburn.

1 comment:

Nevels said...

One of the best posts I've seen in a while.

If there is such a thing as the "ideal" outlook on these things, you've nailed it; thanks for the insight.