Cascade Crest 100: my first DNF & the power of “what if?”

“Because this business of becoming conscious……it is ultimately about asking yourself: ‘How alive am I willing to be?’”  – Anne Lamott pre-race jitters, Cascade Crest 100 It was a crazy surreal moment when the booming voice stirred me awake.  From under the pile of down sleeping bag in the bright morning sunlight I heard it: … More Cascade Crest 100: my first DNF & the power of “what if?”

with kind eyes

As I approach the final weeks of training before my first 100 miler, I find myself experiencing an avalanche of varied emotions, not to mention a hefty dose of fatigue.  Lots of questioning going on.  Am I ready? Can I really do this?  Am I just a total ultra-running fraud?  What the hell was I … More with kind eyes