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i haven’t posted anything on here in quite some time, but thought i’d share some photos from last sunday’s Hunter S Thompson Fear and Loathing 50Kilos run through San Francisco.

last year, i trudged out the 50 miler.  i had signed up for the 50M again; but, during mile 22, i just couldn’t see going that far on that day.  my training quality and quantity really wasn’t there anyway.  i made the cutoff at mile 25 and probably could have kept going (trudging again this year), but didn’t want to be late on the overall 10 hour cutoff.  last year, i was over by eight minutes and i didn’t want to do that again…

funny part is that i was being hard on myself about dropping to the 50K and someone reminded me that it WAS STILL 31 miles!  ok, i will acknowledge that – plus it was my second fastest 50K.  still, it hurt a bit to drop down, but it was the right decision.

as i finalize my plans for 2017, the HST F&L 50 miler is on the list and i will be ready!

anyway, here are some of my favorite photos from the run.


I got to run with The Rocket for a few miles when I did the Hunter S. Thompson Fear and Loathing 50 Miler last December. In those brief miles, I could truly see that he is a great person…the person reflected in this video.  By the way, here is a great podcast/interview with him that tells more about him, his accomplishments, and his untrarunning spirit.

I hope to be going strong, like him, in the years to come…

Oh, and his comments at 4:45 about being the last person to finish are totally true!