Leadville 100 run
Leadville 100 bike
Anyone curious which one I think is the hardest?
I feel very good today outside of some lingering dehydration and sore triceps and palms. Very little fatigue.
I turn 40 next week and am going to run 40 miles on my birthday. I'll describe each mile of the run with something that happened in the corresponding year of my life.
Next up? No idea. I have some fishing to do and some home work but I am (surprisingly) anxious to get back to exercising. I really thought I would be left (mentally) spent after Leadville... but I have my jogging sneakers laid out for tomorrow. I learned a ton about myself yesterday, far more than I did at the run last year and I'm feeling far more satisfied after the bike than I did the run... and I'm NEVER satisfied! I'm still pondering the day and might do a race report. I will say that the bike was 10 times more exciting, interesting, fun and at times dangerous than the run and I like that.
One thing is for sure and that's that the bike is here to stay. Whatever path I choose to pursue athletically cycling will always be a big part of that. I love it! And running of course leaves my soul complete and balanced.
And to everyone who left a comment yesterday and follows my blog. I really did think about you guys during the bike. I kept thinking about what I would blog after the race and I didn't want to disappoint. I'm not held accountable to anyone really... but knowing that people are out there supporting me and wanting me to succeed (or even fail... I love disappointing the haters) kept me motivated and I pushed on hoping to succeed. Thank you.