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Saturday, July 23, 2005

Epic Suffer Fest



Well here it is... NORBA National #5 XC Race Report. This could possibly be the hardest thing I have done in a long time Since this is a blog of a first year pro, it is bound to have its ups and downs. Well, today was on the steep down slope. The heat dug in deep at the beginning and it took everything in me to stay in the race. My highlight was lining up in the second row next to Roland Green and Seamus... it was all downhill from there.

Some dayz your the hammer and other days your the nail. If your not on your game and hesitate for a minute, you will fade so fast! Well to add insult to injury the weather opened up and we had severe lightning and thunderstorms which made the conditions disasterous. I was holding on for dear life, I can't even explain how hard this was.

At the beginning of the season I made a vow to myself not to drop out no matter what, to use each experience as a learning one...

By the time I finished, people were huddled under whatever was considered a make shift shelter. Now the front of the race got in without weather, the back.... we suffered like dogs... Click on the audio update to hear it from the source!

Props of the day, Junior Sam Schultz, 19 years old finished 6th!~ I can't even comprehend!

Picture 1 is of the pain face after I collapsed w/ cramps.
Picture 2 is a view from the rainy trenches.

2 Comments:

Blogger ashwinearl said...

I so much respect your vow to finish. For many of us that is all there is to shoot for some days. Way to hang tough. It all comes around and you'll get the payback sometime.

10:37 PM  
Blogger kraymond said...

Sometimes it is hard to remember that life's little victories encompass both the big moments that make you shout with joy as well as the simpler things such as finishing a daunting task or making it through something less than pleasant. Small success will stick with you if you take the time to honor them... Props to you for giving people the insight into what you are going through every day. It allows some of us that are closer to our start line the realization that every person out there competing has their ups and downs. That is a huge motivator! Much respect to you...

7:21 AM  

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