1st of all, applause to all the IMNZ crew. Very impressive.
As for moi, I've gotten myself in deep, again. Last year Jason,
Tri-Baby, Iron Pete, et al, used the soft sell of alluring tales from
the ironman distance, so off I went to GFT, and had a BLAST.
So what do I do? Hey, how about an ultra? That looks like fun. (notice
the total lack of intelligent thought in that last statement).
After signing onto the ultr list serve (much like tri-drs), I found a
local, or fairly local, 50K, the HAT trail run, going off this Sat, in
MD. Now these souls, the ultra marathoners, are a hearty bunch, and many
embody what I think of as the spirit that first attracted me to
So, off goes the check, along with any reasonable degree of sanity (I
mean there is always the chance they won't get it, so I wouldn't have to
blame myself. no such luck, I'm in).
Training has been sh*%, weather has been lousy, and I can not wait for
the start of another chapter in the Adventures of Anders (I'm thinking
of entitling it Death Wish... oh, it's been used?).
If anyone else from our community (RST or TRI-DRS) is gonna be there,
stop by and say howdy to the fat guy, plodding on.
who should really seek professional help
Don't worry about avoiding temptation.
As you grow older, it will avoid you.