Countdown three days to 100 miler. My third dance with the Javelina Jundred. Speaking of the Javelina Jundred, do you know what a javelina is? I know, I didn't either until this race. A javelina is a really grumpy wild pig. I haven't seen one out there before but I know they are there:
My bib is #300.......like it was last year and the year before. I'm hoping it's my lucky number.
Let's say, hypothetically speaking, that you're interested in tracking my progress during the race this Saturday and into Sunday morning. Well, my friend, you're in luck. There should be a live video stream and updates on mileage HERE. The course is a 15+ mile loop through the desert so you get to see runners passing through all day.
Hypothetically speaking, my wife will probably be posting some pictures and updates on my Facebook page during the extravaganza also. If you're interested you can visit that Facebook page HERE.
I'm so excited that my wife Mel and my son Jackson will be coming along to help crew for the race. I'm so excited that I'll be running with my friend Catherine who is gunning for her first 100. I'm so thankful that my friend Kristin Morris will be coming to pace us for some of the 101 miles. And I can't wait to share the trails with 470 other runners, so many of which have become close friends since I started running ultramarathons a few years ago.
Plus they have pumpkin pie at the aid stations. So I'm not looking at it like trying to run 101 miles. I'm just running from one pie station to the next. It will be unequivocally awesome.