Recovery & Reflection

the start of the transrockies 2008

well i’m sitting here in beaver creek, colorado with my buddy andrew price, his wife rachel and their two boys fletcher and bode (thank you guys so much!). my body was up at 5am because for the last 6 days of the transrockies that is exactly what we’ve had to do. no fighting it, i just got up and had some coffee. i just saw marit and sean off. they are headed over to the sheridan to get max and eric for the denver airport trip. it’s kind of hitting me this is all coming to an end.

my overall energy is ok, body feels great. my lower calfs are sore from trying to run the low angle gradual dirt road climbs that make up the transrockies staged race. other than that i feel great.. surprisingly. no other muscles soreness or issues. the two niggles i started the race with are gone, non issues. weird.

rachel just asked me “so do you think you’ll come back and do this race next year?”. i’m not sure. i think i need a few days to reflect. the organization of the event was truly top notch. i’m disappointed with our 7th or 9th overall placement (the overall results still haven’t been posted). but remove that bit and i had a great time. i was able suffer in some of the most beautiful terrain with a great person and true friend sean meissner. i met a lot of amazing people and made so many new friends from all over the world that i cherish this experience. it’s just the competitive athlete in me that wants to file this one away as a “bad idea”. looking back at my own blog and posted photos of the event it’s obvious that is ridiculous.

10th mtn division, fletch and me