Next weekend I’m running the 100-Mile Haliburton Forest Trail Race. Yes, to answer your question, I’m excited. Also, pretty freaking scared.
My brother, The Photographer, will be there as usual. Here are some pictures he’s taken in past years.
That’s the starting line. The race begins at 6 am. Many runners wear headlamps, and most of us will see the sun rise twice before we stop running.
Think of me when you get up on Saturday morning. By the time you eat breakfast, I’ll hopefully have run 15 miles.
Think of me again at lunch, by which time, I’ll be somewhere around mile 32.
By dinnertime, I’ll be closing in on 60 miles.
By the time you go to bed, I might be at mile 72.
When you get up early Sunday morning to take a pee, I’ll hopefully be close to the finish line.
Or maybe not. You never know. Running through a forest for 24 hours straight is kinda like running through a Grimm’s fairy tale. It’s incredibly beautiful, but there’s danger too. And there’s no guarantee of a happy ending.
Photo hat tip: andyscamera