I feel overwhelmed with gratitude and excitement right now for two reasons:
1) I'm running the Monument Valley 50 miler in precisely three days. Months ago I had hoped to do 100 miles but with a toe that looks like I accidentally put it inside a wood chipper, I think 50 miles would be more prudent.
Monument Valley is one of my absolute favorite places on Earth. The Navajo culture, the expansive, spiritual beauty, the environment......it's truly breathtaking. My goal for the race is to barely make cutoffs, spend as much time as I can squeeze out on the course, and get some pictures beautiful enough to make grown men cry.
I took this picture years ago when I visited last. Even though it is simple, out of the thousands of pictures I've taken in my life it remains one of my favorites.
2) I am beyond excited to become the newest member of the UltrAspire athlete team! These guys make the finest hydration packs, waist belts, and bottles on the market. I've been using their stuff for years and absolutely love it. My favorite is their Omega pack that has plenty of storage space to get me through 100 milers.
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An awesome weekend is on tap at Monument Valley. Grown men: prepare to cry.