Hello world. Fortunate to be heading down to Moab this upcoming weekend for the Moab Red Hot 50km. The Red Hot was my first ever ultra event way back in February of 2007 and it is safe to say that the great experience from this race helped me continue on into the world of ultra-running with all of the great experiences since. Tremendously excited to be heading back for the third time after taking the past two winters off from this event. As far as race-ready fitness goes? Truthfully I am not sure where I stand, but the challenge of being on an ‘ultra’ start line again will be fantastic. Over the past three weeks I have been able to compete in a few cross-country ski races which has amped my mind up for competition. There is just something different about head-to-head competition which brings out a little more effort and passion in each of us. Other benefits of heading to Moab? Annie and I will get to spend the weekend together without distractions… always good. Also, I love the area surrounding Moab… a very inspiring place from which I always come back refreshed with a bit more perspective on life. Stoked for it. Race well. Live well. DC.
|The rugged and ’empty’ views allow my mind to open up a bit. The ‘vastness’ is astounding.|
|There is a hint of ‘barrenness’ to the area surrounding Moab.|
|The combination of ‘juniper-ish’ vegetation and red rock formations is staggering.|
|Large Rock Formations are awe-inspiring. I feel fresh and awakened after being in this desert area.|
|Many fond memories of running and biking during spring break in Moab while in college.|
|Stoked to get my feet dirty and dusty for the first time in several months.|