Sunday, January 8, 2012


The impossible happened!! The official times haven't been posted yet, but I know my raw time was under two hours... crazy, crazy day. I hit a great rhythm at around mile 4 and was able to ride that through mile 11. The last 2.1 miles were a total mind game... I almost convinced myself to walk it the rest of the way, but I knew that if I pushed through the pain I would meet my goal time. In the last mile, I tried to focus on "Violent Pornography" blaring through my headphones, and this quote:

"Beyond the very extreme of fatigue and distress, we may find amounts of ease and power we never dreamed ourselves to own; sources of strength never taxed at all because we never pushed through the obstruction." -William James

Thank goodness I didn't give up on myself! :)


  1. My first ultra was in Milton. Its called the Black Warrior. There's more people than you know. Google Ultralist and connect. Happy to help any way I can!

  2. Congrats on the sub-2! I had to attempt it quite a few times before I finally broke through. it takes patience and consistency to hit a target like that. great job!

  3. Multon, AL... I don't know where that is but I will find out! I'm thinking about running one in the spring... hoping that my marathon in March will be a good stepping stone. But if I'm totally burnt out by running by then, I may just do it in the fall. Stay tuned! :)

    And John, thank you! I'm still so excited that it finally happened! But now, of course, I'll have to set a new seemingly-impossible goal. Gosh, it just never ends!