Monday, May 17, 2010

Great Run

Your heart is hammering out of your chest and you sync your rhythm to the beat of blood in your brain. Sweat soaks through your shirt as you pour water over your head to cool the flames and keep hammering the trail. Surely these uphills can't last much longer, and then suddenly you've crested the top ridge and open it up on the downside. Above you, lightning illuminates the sky and thunder rolls across the heavens as you play speed chess in your head, picking out foot placings several moves in advance and enjoying the breeze rushing through your hair.

And as exhaustion takes over, that's when you feel the most alive. How can you not love that feeling.

Great run at Bull Creek tonight and it's been a long time since I've run Ken's loop that fast. Thanks Dan.


Ryan V. said...

Glad to hear the run went well.

Now, on a more depressing note, check out this story about Floyd Landis --

I know you enjoyed his book, so I apologize for being the bearer of bad news. It is very disappointing.

See you in late July, dude -- El Scorcho is SOLD OUT!!!

Mark said...

Yeah, I've been following that story - very disappointing. I still think it's an excellent book - just may need to recategorize it under fiction.