Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Ready to Roll

I am ready to hit the road. We have been buying last minute stuff for Kettle and I always buy and pack way more stuff than I could ever need. This weekend I bought some water bottles, a hat and shirt. At Sams I got V8, Red Bull, Beef Jerky, Water, Coke, Worthers, Snickers, Batteries and all kinds of crap at Walmart.

It was a nice weekend. We got family pics taken Saturday and did some shopping. Sunday We did landscaping then went to my Aunt's for some BBQ. Sunday Rick and Johns family came over and we hung out and ate all day. Overall it was a very good relaxing weekend. Our run at Smithville was great on Saturday. We did 12 miles but had it cranked up really good the whole time. It felt great running with my legs not trashed finally! I did short runs the last 3 days and will not do anything else until the race.

The boys started summer school already today. Corbin was soooo excitied to get to go to the "real" school now. I walked them to school this morning for the first day. It is kind of sad to see him off to school but I know he is really glad to be there.

I haven't really got a goal time in mind for Kettle. A lot depends on the weather. I will be dissapointed if I am not under 24hrs but if things go bad you have to be willing to adjust the goals on the fly.

I got my new Montrail Nitrus last week, the bright orange ones too! I have only ran in them twice but they feel wonderful so I am going to give em a go at Kettle. I am taking 6 pairs of shoes with me..why? I have no idea.


Ben aka "Good Ben" said...

I'd wish you luck, but you don't need it. You have training, preparation, mental toughness and intestinal fortitude at your disposal. Try to enjoy the experience as much as possible and remember why you're out there doing it. Because you can!
Also, I'd like a review of the Nitrus when you get a chance. How do they compare to the Hard Rock?
Have fun!

Anonymous said...

Good luck brother,
My best races have come when I didn't expect to do much but just finish. May the trail gods smile upon you...

Shane"Crash"Jones said...

I know you've invested a lot of time and effort into this race. Don't sweat it-you're ready. Good Luck ! I'll look for a report after you guys get back.

olga said...

OMG, I loved your intro, and those pictures are WOW! Man...what can I say. I wish you a great time at Kettle, fun, strong, little problems and lots of good moveing and awesome people! Say hi to Tom Riley from OR. All the best, and I hope to come around again to read the report.
Rock on!