Yes, it's been a long time since I posted on this blog. A lot has transpired since.
The 2014 GUCR
Short story? Stopped at 48 miles owing to a flare-up of Crohn's.
Long story? Things were going well until I had to stop at 48 miles. :-))
The 2014 Liverpool-Leeds Canal race
Short story? Stopped at 54 or 55 miles owing to a flare-up pf Crohn's.
Long story? Things were going well until I had to stop.
Random pictures from the two races below.
So it's time to step back and decide what I want to do with my "running" life. Running 100+ miles is what I wish to do most. Races that have not so stringent cutoffs are what I love doing for I am no longer interested in running quickly nor making really tight cutoffs (Spartathlon for one).
Ergo the title of this post. I have to almost go back to Square One i.e. find a way to manage what I eat in order to run 50 miles, 100 miles 145 miles, ...
Crohn's is not the end of my life. It is just the beginning of a different flavor of the same life.
My goal is to run the GUCR again next year. Along the way will be 50Ks, 50Ms, and possibly a 100M. I am excited at the prospect of re-experiencing the joy and thrill of crossing the Finish line of a 50M, 100K, 100M, ... all over again!! How many are given that chance again in life? Crohn's has given me that and I am excited.
Stay tuned (if you visit this blog).