So.....I ran the Javelina Jundred this past weekend. They have a 100 miler and a 100k (62 miles). I had no intention of running the 100k but when all was said and done I got a 100k belt buckle and not the 100m. I made it 77 miles.
I felt like I was on Ultrarunner Candid Camera the whole weekend. Anything that could possibly go wrong......did. The mishaps actually got to the point where they were really funny. I look back now and think "Did all that stuff really happen?"
Strike #1: I knew it was a bad omen when I walked into a gas station before the race and heard Bette Midler's song "Wind Beneath My Wings" playing. That is NOT the kind of garbage you want to get stuck in your head before a long, long race.
Strike #2: The Javelina Jundred is a race and Jalloween party. Lots of people dress up. Before the race started I quickly realized that my costume resembled an oven. It was like being baked into a Hot Pocket.
Strike #3: The costume virtually required an act of Congress to get off if, say, you need to go to the bathroom. Bad.
Trust me, that is only the BEGINNING of all the many things that went off track. But on the bright side, the race had some awesome swag (yes, that's a trucker hat!):
AND I met some amazing runners. AND I got in 77 miles. AND I shared the trail with some stunning scenery. I got lots of pictures I'm very happy with.
Let me narrow down the pictures and write up the review and I'll share all the blood, sweat, and tears (literally) tomorrow.