Thank You so much Lori! I am pumped and ready to go :) I used to run, but stopped (minimal invasive back surgery) and then never gotten back to it. So I went from size medium to large, to XL and XXL. Last year I saw myself on photos at my mom's birthday and I was like "OMG what happened?" Back home, I started brisk walking every day. Then I got my hands on Born To Run and had the exact same thought: "100 miles, Leadville, why not?" Most interestingly I could always see myself running there and never doubted once that I won't get it. I am all for challenges myself and just looked up the Moab 240 – looks amazing! Just the nature alone seems worth the effort. I definitely will be cheering for you in October!
Leadville will be my first 100 miler and I totally trust Eric and my training. So far he has worked miracles; less than 7 months ago I wasn't even able to run a quarter mile and Sunday I am off to my very first marathon. Getting to Leadville before the race could, but may not happen. However, I did book a room a week before the start, so at least I'd be able get acclimated a few days before the race. Most likely I will have tons of questions, from wildlife, over trail markers, to river crossings, how to get shoes dry and which ones to wear and many more. Of course I am always interested what made you go out and run 100 miles.
Go Lori Go, I don't know if you will log on again before you run, so it maybe after youv'e finished that you read this. But I will be thinking of you on Friday while you run sending you all the good vibes I can.