Sometimes I think I may take this whole accountability thing a little bit too far. I mean, people probably forget everything you say the next day and surely don’t memorize everything you post on Facebook (or do they?!?!). So last year I had some crazy moment and declared that I was running 100 miles in 2012 (or at least attempting to) – I shouted it from every rooftop I could find: Fit Approach, Facebook, Twitter, and pretty much to anyone else who was listening (I have a tendency to do things like this...). It was a week of total insanity. I can’t remember what caused it. I don’t know if I ate something strange or if I was just feeling particularly nuts.
The race: Pine to Palm 100 miler (Oregon) – September 15-16, 2012
The course: A remote and rugged classic point to point course traversing the Siskiyou; Mountains Range in Southern Oregon. Starting in Williams, OR the course winds it way east to Ashland, OR on a mixture of single track trail, dirt road, with less than 4 miles of pavement (*from the course website).
The climb: Oh, only a measly 20,000 feet of climb and 20,000 more of descent with 3 “epic” climbs to 7,000 feet. Yikes!
The training: Uh, good question.
The crew: Great question? Who wants to be part of team Sweat Pink? I need crew, pacers, and lots and lots of friends wearing pink shoelaces, Sweat Pink tanks, and pink everything. Oh, and smiles. Lots and lots of smiles. Enough smiles to get me through 100 miles.
Why oh why do I always feel the need to step up to every challenge? Does anyone feel accountable for EVERYTHING they say they are going to do?