I can't remember if I've ever signed up for a race before and failed to start it. For all intensive purposes, the 195-Mile Wild West Relay is going to be my first DNS (Did Not Start). I joined this race back in January when it was first proposed that we put the team together. By February, we had 6 runners committed to the 6x6 Ultra–each runner doing 6 legs, completing an average of 30-35 miles. Unfortunately due to injuries and other commitments, runners had to drop out of the team, and we could not recruit enough runners and the requisite volunteer to fill the roster.
Long story short, the team is not going to Colorado and will have to drop out.
Needless to say, I'm disappointed, but the fortunate thing with running, as in life, is that there will always be another race. For now, I'll focus my energies on my next challenge, the Mt. Disappointment 50K. Now how's that for irony?