On I went, out of the wood, passing the man leading without knowing I was going to do so. Flip-flap, flip-flap, jog-trot, jog-trot, curnchslap-crunchslap, across the middle of a broad field again, rhythmically running in my greyhound effortless fashion, knowing I had won the race though it wasn't half over, won it if I wanted it, could go on for ten or fifteen or twenty miles if I had to and drop dead at the finish of it, which would be the same, in the end, as living an honest life like the governor wanted me to. -Alan Sillitoe, "Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner"

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

I wish I'd known about this sooner!

And also I wish I was better at running hills, and didn't have a job that precludes heading to Colorado that weekend. While I'm at it I wish I was 20 pounds lighter and maybe blonder, too. You know what? While I'm daydreaming, make me a millionaire, too.

I will do this race - and the "real" Pikes Peak Ascent - someday, mark my words. More info about the race here.


  1. that sounds awesome. i wish i was better at hills (although i am running them 1x a week) and 20 lbs lighter too. i am on a mission to drop 20 lbs though before my 30th bday in December!

  2. Do you know Elyssa? She ran it last year and I'm sure can answer any questions you may have!

  3. That race has my name written all over it. Note to self: find rich husband to pay for trip. :)

  4. Okay, I have a hill race for you... and afterwards, you can float around in the ocean and have a vacation. :-)