|A letter to David and Nancy:
both of you. Wow, what a week it was. A month or so ago, I had no
thoughts or intentions of
Ultimately, I have some regrets: I regret that I didn't take a puff or two of albuterol before climbing the first 4-miles; I regret that Martha Wright eventually passed me and I was content to see her fade into the woods ahead of me; I regret that I didn't jump the guardrails and take a plunge into the waterfall; I regret that Snipes passed me with about 3-milesto go and I could not muster a rally. But my day also had some high points- It was great to be surrounded by ultra-athletes for a day; I'm glad that I car-camped in my Subaru rather than under the stars (and rain!) as planned; I got to see Stephanie Wilsonís tonsils when she laughs hard; I got to deliver to David a photo of me and three Liberty University students (class of 2014) taken at the top of Heartbreak Hill 4-days earlier; I ran the final mile in 06:54!!!
a great day in the woods, wonderful volunteer support and aid stations,
and really good post-race