With the Zion 100 coming up in a matter of days (DAYS!!!!!) I am feeling less fear and more excitement. What I am most impressed with is the preparation that Race Director Matt Gunn has put into this event. I have gotten to know Matt over the last few months and have noticed how focused he is on having the race be first-class. (Matt is on the left.)
I got even more excited when I heard what was going to be at the aid stations:
Aid #5: Mom's homemade soup
Aid #6: Bean/rice/cheese burritos
Aid #7: Grilled cheese sandwiches (although last time I tried this during a 100 miler I threw up)
Aid #8: Spaghetti
Aid #9: Homemade mac & cheese
Aid #10: More homemade soup
Aid #11: Pancake/egg breakfast
Seriously. Does it get any better than that? There are a few other surprises that will make this different from any other race on the globe. I'm excited to take pictures of these surprises during the race to show you.
Now I just need to have my legs cooperate, not get eaten by a mountain lion, not get bit by a rattlesnake, and keep plugging along until I reach the finish line 100 miles later. Can't wait!