This weekend, my friend Trisha (barefootmonologues.wordpress.com) posted a small status update on Facebook wondering whether she had the chops for a 50Km Ultra. She tagged all of our mutual FB friends who were either already Ultra runners or aspiring Ultra runners. Clearly this was a passive aggressive (probably the wrong term) way to get people to push her into signing up.
I was tagged as part of this and promptly started in with everyone else trying to get Trisha to take the leap. I've personally been toying with trying an Ultra as well so somehow I managed to commit to running this thing too.
The race we signed up for is the Pineland Farms Trail Festival 50Km. Yes, that's right, I willingly signed up to run 31miles through the woods of Maine. My family thinks I'm batshit crazy but how crazy could I really be if as of this writing I know of at least 10 people who are or are planning to sign up for this. If everyone around me is doing it, we can't all be crazy, right?
I have absolutely no plan for training at this point. My only plans are to have fun, party, hang with a bunch of cool people, and drink some beers. Smuttynose Brewing is a sponsor and will be giving free beer to all runners. Who's crazy now? ha!
Oh, and the finisher medal is a cowbell and you always need more cowbell!