Saturday, July 21, 2007
I did it!
After 9 hours and 5 minutes (and some seconds) I finished my first ultra, all 32 some miles of it :) It was fabulous, faster than my trail marathon time by 5 minutes, and the most amazingly beautiful run I have ever done! I had hoped to finish in 10 hours (between 10 and 14) so the 9:05 was just fabulous. I'm so incredibly thrilled. I had such a blast! I also took about 200 photos, so there will be lots to share. It was really just breathtaking (and not just because we went up to 9000 ft ;) )
I got to meet Scott Dunlap and Gretchen finally, and last I heard, both were doing amazingly. Scott was an hour ahead of schedule after the first 50 miles and we saw him head out going strong. Gretchen was apparently also doing awesome! I Can't wait to see how they do :)
So, a real report will arrive sometime this week, but suffice to say I'm thrilled beyond words and so glad to finally be a bonified member of the ultra community :)
Thanks everyone for all the support. You guys are awesome!