(Viewer discretion is advised. As Lily would say, “Daddy-O said a bad word.” Actually, I said many of them… Perhaps view this video not in the company of little ones.)
Last year I completed my first hundred mile race. It was a fun and challenging experience. I did really well. I tanked for a bit. I walked a lot, but I still managed to finish under 30 hours.
We (I) chose Utah for our summer vacation so that I could run the Bryce 100 and give another 100 miler a go. I went into the race with high hopes. The previous three races I’d run this winter and spring had gone really well, and I’d set PRs at all of them. So, I went into the Bryce 100 hoping for another great day.
I also went into Bryce thinking that I’d make a Mark Watney style mock-umentary of my experience. After my 100 mile last year I had just two pictures of me on the course. I felt that such an experience should have better documentation. So, I set out with my camera hoping to catch something entertaining on film.
It is with great trepidation, humility and embarrassment that I post this video. My high hopes for the race were dashed when I succumbed to the heat and ended up dropping out of the race. I’m pretty disappointed that I didn’t finish, but I’ve learned a few lessons about myself from the experience. I also had fun making the video.
I’d say more, but hey just watch (without small children).
And thank you K for that sensual sunscreen application.