Today marks the events Hurt100 in Hawaii and Avalon 50 Mile (which I was supposed to run) on Catalina Island in California.
Good luck to all runners in both events! Special well wishes go out to some Avalon runners that I run with on a regular basis (Nattie), or have had the chance to run with at least once or twice. I hope I'm not missing anybody. Another member of my trail group, Lori Heinselman-Craig, is also running this great event but I've yet to run with her. Can't wait to see all the results!
Natalia Norman Bill Ramsey Xy Weiss
I'm not even sure where to start with HURT. I don't personally know anyone running that race though have exchanged blog comments or emails with Krissy and Catra. Oh - I have also met Andy Kumeda a couple times (at preview runs) and met Luis Escobar at 9 Trails. I just love this running community. Anyway.. take a look at just a sampling of the great names in Ultra running at this event:
Meltzer, Karl Scholz, Monica Hawkins, Eliza Moehl, Krissy Richmond, Kimberly Chase, Jody Schwartz, Michelle D'Onofrio, Kathy Corbett, Catra
Again, I can't wait to see the results! HURT is a rough course and many drop to a 100K finish instead of 100M. I'd like to try this race some day...
P.S. I'm dealing with an issue that is rather ugly at the moment so I appreciate any well wishes and prayers. I'm a nice person which can sometimes cause people to think the can push one over on me - but I'm also no pushover and DON'T put up with liars. In this case, computers are involved. Don't try to lie to me when it comes to something that could be computer related because I WILL prove you wrong. It's what I do after all... I pray for a speedy resolution to this event that I do not plan to make public.