Sunday, July 29, 2007

taking the next step in this idiocy

Before I started running ultras, I saw this quote printed on the back of a t-shirt.

Any idiot can run a marathon, but it takes a special kind of idiot to run an ultra-marathon!

After having completed two ultras in the last few months with another one coming up soon, I'm taking the next step in this idiocy. I've decided to break my 50-mile cherry at the Dick Collins Firetrails 50.


The check is in the mail, and there's no looking back now. This idiot is going over the edge. See you on the other side, Addy and Steph.

8 comments:

Abbie said...

Congrats! Look at it this way - even if you don't finish, if you're one of the first 175 entrants you get that cool Marmot shirt :)

Addy said...

wohoo!!! And, it sounds like we also have Alexa convinced :D It'll be so fun to all do our first time together :)

haha...that sounds great...

stephruns said...

If I make that 50Miler, I will be a proud idiot!

e-rod said...

abbie...hahaha yeah, that's right. i hope i wasn't too late in registering. i want that marmot windshirt!!

addy...didn't know alexa was thinking about it. we both talked about doing ws100. well who knows, maybe we can all qualify at firetrails? :)

steph...hope that calf heals in time for you. it'd be awesome to have you at firetrails.

Jessica Deline said...

woohoo! 50 miles!!

Pete Vara said...

Eric, you have balls.
I am still on the fence on that one.

hitme64 said...

i want one of those marmot shirts! haha...trust me, i'll take good care of it...:p

e-rod said...

jess...thanks for the cheer! not mad enough to do twin peaks 50-miler though.

pete...balls don't necessarily equate to running skills. now the hard part comes--training.

hitme...looks like i got in on the marmot windshirts, but you can't have it :)