|Feeling cautiously optimistic|
photo by Hardrock Endurance Run
Listening to Kristina describe the rugged course, off-trail route finding, and unrelenting endless climbs I knew that I would one day find my way to the San Juan Mountains. Little did I suspect that it would take me 10 years to finally reach Silverton and the starting line.
|Emotional at the finish line|
photo by Bryon Powell / irunfar.com
Bonus: Click here to listen to my interview on UltraRunnerPodcast.com.
P.S. I want to give special thanks to the following people and inanimate objects: My wife Amy Burton for being my biggest fan and believing in me, Kristina Irvin for sharing her course knowledge and experience with me, Marc Laveson for keeping me moving and on course for thirteen hours over the toughest part of the course, SCORE Clinic San Jose for fixing my gimpy knee, and my Hypoxico Altitude Training Systems for giving me the altitude acclimitzation of a Himalayan Sherpa.
Bonus pic: Here's the X-Ray showing the tip of my right ring finger shattered into five pieces!