Sunday, May 21, 2006

the WHIRLWIND week that keeps on going...


Sometimes you look at 5-year cycles of life, and looking back (or forward if you could) your life is unrecognizable to you. You are on a completely different path with a completely different outlook and direction. You know new people. You might even have a different job, or alternate career. Life moves SO fast sometimes. Well, sometimes that cycle seems to happen a bit faster. For me, 5-days. From 5-days ago until now... wow. First off, our documentary about my training for the Angeles Crest 100-mile Endurance Run went from a really good idea, to FILMING. Not only is it filming, we have a working title (which just may stick permanently): Above The Clouds: the Angeles Crest 100 Documentary (see above photo and you'll understand why), a website (www.AboveTheClouds100.com), the Angeles Crest 100 race director has pledged his support, Dean Karnazes has agreed to be interviewed and be IN the film (if you don't know who Dean is, check out UltramarathonMan.com and watch the Letterman clip), and tonight I bumped into one of the filmmakers of Running On The Sun: The Badwater 135, one of the films we discussed standing on the shoulders of in putting our project together.

Kate and I just flew back in from San Francisco, where we BLAZED the Bay To Breakers 12k. Out of 40,000 who registered (and I estimate 35,000 who officially finished), I placed 110th overall and I was the 98th male to cross the line. I blew my previous 12k PR out of the water by about 10-minutes and ran a crazy 2-minute negative split for a finishing time of 46:32. Kate looked beautiful in her peacock costume. LOL I went back out looking for Kate and MISSED her FLYING by me. About 20-minutes after she had apparently finished, I asked a Red Cross volunteer, "have you seen a peacock go by?" to which he laughed, "YEAH! That was ONE FAST PEACOCK!!!" We finally met back up, Kate BROKE an hour and finished in 612th place, but I'm NOT sure which place for females (yet). But she did SO WELL!!! For now... I am WIPED OUT... time to sleep! More on both of these things later... I am ABOVE THE CLOUDS at the moment...
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