Monday, June 2, 2014
Bet You Didn't Know What My "Happy Place" Looks Like
DISCLAIMER: If you're unfamiliar with northern Utah you can skip the following paragraph. It will be boring and you won't understand it. Just go to your happy place for a minute while I spill the details. (My happy place includes laying on a beach in Hawaii right next to a buffet of all-you-can-eat cinnamon rolls while Bruce Springsteen plays an acoustic set of his greatest hits on the stage behind me. And then it starts to rain lightly. But they aren't rain drops falling from the sky. They are Skittles. And then a unicorn trots up and says "Hey Cory, want a ride?" Because in my happy place unicorns talk. But I politely decline and explain that Springsteen is right in the middle of the song "Dancing In The Dark". And it would be absolutely criminal to leave in the middle of that song.)
But I digress.
So I'm planning to start running at the state capitol building, run on State Street all the way to Draper, cut down to Redwood Road, go along the back side of Thanksgiving Point to American Fork, get back on State Street and run all the way to Provo until I hit 50 miles. Then turn around and come back. I'll be running through the night.
I am really interested to see how this run goes without drop bags. Without crew. Without being able to stop back at my car every 15 miles to restock food and water. I'll bring my debit card and refill water and food at gas stations along the way, and carry in my pack whatever I might need.
I'll take a head light, reflector vest, change of socks, Body Glide, sun screen, S-Caps, my phone, an Epi Pen (I'm allergic to bees), a head light, spare batteries, my mp3 player, and maybe a light jacket (which I don't think I'll use because it's supposed to be unseasonably hot, but might want it at night).
I'm planning to start at 8am on Wednesday. If you're bored Wednesday or Thursday I'll try to post some updates on my Facebook page HERE.
I think it's important in life to take risks. Challenge yourself. Do something that scares you. Go big or go home. Try something that will either be an epic adventure or a miserable failure. That's what this run is to me. I'm excited to see how things turn out!