|Larry Long…my bad ass pacer at mile 50!|
Larry and I headed up to Sanders Mound and picked another poem and read it to Gary when we got to Lands End (mile 54.5). I think I filled up on ice and grabbed a quick snack but they all kind of blur together after 50 miles. We headed down to the red section and power hiked it, It’s so dang rocky!!! Larry did a great job of talking my ear off and even deterred a family from continuing on the trail while I was in the bushes…lol. My Pacers are so awesome and Larry has the most calming aura…you just feel "at peace" in his presence.
|Dave D and me on Park Rd – Mile 63.5|
The Final 11 miles……………..
At some point I made a comment about seeing spider eyes. I think I said it multiple times and then I asked Larry “Do you see them too?” Larry, Said “yes, I see them too.” I thought I might be hallucinating. We also had some excitement and literally ran into a couple of kids sleeping on the trail! According to earlier reports by Darin we missed the action, by the time we ran around them they were passed out!
When we were ready to leave the aide station the second place runner, which I had been chasing for the last 50 miles, came up the blue trail; they took a wrong turn at the bottom of the hill! We all left together and I offered for them to go ahead of us, but he declined and said I was running stronger.
|Super Star Race Director Coleen giving me a girl power hug!|
|My Mentor Darin with Larry in the background|
|I think we look tired...I wonder why!|
|My poor toes|