Please tell me how it got to be the middle of the week already. Wasn’t it just Sunday evening? I certainly haven’t accomplished anything in the last two days. I mean, the house is a bit messier, but it seems to do that on its own without my help. Randomly, NPR’s “Fronteras: The Changing America Desk,” is airing a piece on running the Grand Canyon Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim right now. Weird. Running Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim was my second ultra ever. My good friend Jake and I jogged all the uphills and walked the downhills. Jake had horrible IT band problems, and, somehow, running uphill wasn’t as intolerable as running downhill. When we got to the North Rim, some guy who had already run there asked if we were runners. I guess we looked like haggared, fast-walking tourists? It was great fun — especially since I wasn’t the one in mind-numbing IT band pain.
Tomorrow I’ll get the March Happiness Resolutions up and give an account of the myself for February. In the meantime, there’s a great interview on Endurance Planet with Major Mike Erwin of Team Red, White & Blue you should listen to if you have a chance. I’m looking forward to working with them this year to support their mission helping wounded veterans reintegrate into civilian life. The organization is designed to give folks running ultras an easy way to make all those miles (even more) useful and meaningful — by allowing them to spread awareness of the needs of wounded veterans and their families. Here’s their short video.