Tuesday, December 30, 2008


For the last 8 - 9 years the Beckster has headed up this New Years' Eve Day Run up at Croom, it's really quite the way to end the old year. One year we even had an official Marathon up there on that day, but then our good friend E put the Kibosh on that by having her Luna Chick race on the same day for a couple of year in a row and Becky sorta kept the tradition alive solo. Well, I made E promise not to have her race on NYED this year so we could revive this run.

Don't know how many are coming out, but I can't wait. I have more than my share of demons to exorcise (or is that exercise, I guess that depends on who comes out :)

I can say goodbye to: Foot injuries

Goodbye to: Failed Slams

Goodbye to: Burning Western Woods!

Goodbye to: Leadville, yuck!

Goodbye to: Doubt

Goodbye to: Regret

While I'm saying Goodbye I can say Hello to: Balance. I do plan to keep ultra-running a part of my life, without making it my life, ever again!

I can say hello to: Acceptance. This is what is, now deal with big boy!

I can say hello to: Appreciation. Roof over head, Food on table, Daughter (they don't come any better!), Friends (hubba, hubba!), Health, thanks, God!
Yep, I'm looking forward to the NYED run, hope to see a few of you there, we start at 7:30!
oops, I forgot about revenge against my enemies again!


Chase Squires said...

Hey, I still hold the record for third place, if'n I'm not mistaken!

AndyMan said...

Yessir 3rd place on the heel of that Ancient Oaks finish! WTG Chaser and GOOOOO Panthers (and you can take the Falcons with ya! I use that one as well as anyone!)

superdave524 said...

Amen, A-Man.

Star said...

I wish I could be there too, but I need to earn some $$$. I CAN however help you exorcise your demons with the help of a few Vodka Gimlets (or Absinthe shots if you prefer) later on NYE, then again on Sunday morning in the woods.

The Professor said...

wishin i could join ya's too, but im still up in philly...ill be back on the forth...we's can all play then

Runsforbeer said...

Wish I could be there! It's going to be a cold Fat Ass 50k with the Virginia Happy Trails runners tomorrow. Have a happy and healthy New Year, and when you figure out that balance thing, let me know. I could use the help.