Friday, June 1, 2012

The journey of 100 miles begins with a single step - tomorrow!

They say a journey of 1000 miles begins with a single step.  Well, tomorrow, the journey of 100 miles begins for my Hubby, the guy I like to call Distance Dude on this blog.  He will be toeing the line of his first 100-mile running event.  And, I can't even imagine.

Hubby has run three 50-milers and 21 marathons.  When he first got it in his head to try for 100 miles, I do not exactly know.  But he did get it in his head, and he has worked hard for this.  I can't accompany him on this journey; it's one that he'll have to take on his own - with the help of a friend to pace him in the last 38 miles.

How will he do?  No clue.  Since those first few early races, he has come a long way.  I know he'll give it his all, and whether in the end it turns out to be good, bad, or ugly, I think it is amazing that he is doing it.

Hubby right after his first marathon in 2005
Hubby after his third 50-miler a few weeks ago


  1. EPIC. My thoughts will be with Distance Dude this weekend as he sets out to make it real! Congrats!

  2. Wow...100 miler? Very impressive! My thoughts are with him for a safe and worthwhile run!

  3. Go, Distance Dude! That will probably feel so amazing at the finish. And I'm impressed he has a friend who can pace him for 38 miles! And he must go through a ton of shoes.

  4. 41 down and a bunch to go... Go get 'em D.D.!