I do. I only write about running from time to time. It's on my website at mcengland.com.
Wow! This really made my day! Thank you for letting me know.
I am more than willing to provide advice where I can. Message me here whenever.
I love long days on the trails or I wouldn't do it. That said, running as much as you have to train for a race like this starts to become like a job sometimes. It doesn't matter whether you're in the mood to get out or not. It doesn't matter if you have other pressing things to do. It doesn't matter if you're tired from your last run. You have to get out and do it. That kinda sucks sometimes.
I walked a mile round trip this morning to McDonald's for breakfast. Hooray for small victories.
Probably a little of both.
I definitely have no special physical traits. I don't have a runner's build and I'm not very fast. Folks that don't do this just don't realize that all you need is the ability to run and the determination to do it. When I started running seriously in 2010 to lose weight I struggled to run a mile over flat terrain.
When I finished the Zion 100, I was elated. My wife ran the last mile with me. I bawled like a baby when I was done. I started that race thinking I couldn't do it. I felt differently about myself afterward.
Thanks guys! This was my Fiesta Bowl. Had to call it a day at 40 miles (2 of 5 loops). My quads and hamstrings essentially stopped functioning on loop 2, and I was moving so slow I could not possibly finish. I was also so reliant on my trekking poles because of that that when I missed the edge of the trail with one I fell down and cracked my right knee on a tree root and was dangling off the cliff with half my body holding on to the root. It wasn't the my day.
After finishing my first hundred, I've dropped for various reasons in five straight. Not sure I'm doing that distance anymore. Bad days are no fun.
Thanks y'all. Heading out in a moment. The support helps.
The refs should've thrown a flag.
"Roughing the shitter. Fifteen yard penalty. First down, Ohio State."
I don't know how to feel about this game. If our good offense shows up, we win. If not... it will be a long night.
As I stated in another thread a few days ago, the X factor is that I'm flying to Hawaii during the championship game. That means we will win the championship, because it's my luck that I'd be in an aluminum tube at 35,000 feet over the Pacific Ocean when we win it. I tried being at a championship game and we got upset by Florida...
We are going to win the championship. I guarantee it. You know why? I just realized I'm going to be on a flight to Hawaii when the game is being played.
I had no idea there was another.
This town is weird enough. We don't need Harbaugh out here.
Holy shit... I was at that game. It was my first in-person Ohio State game, two years before I became a student there.
I'm not confident we will beat Bama if we get past Clemson. Depends on which offense shows up.
My wife is actually pushing me to go, and I'd love to, but I got laid off in October and can't imagine spending the money, especially since we're going to Hawaii in January.
I agree. I actually can't fathom the idea of Penn State winning that game. USC is a great team right now.
I thought ol' Gus was going to have a stroke or something on that touchdown.
I really don't like replaying anyone.
I'm extremely proud of my alma mater for how they handled this situation. I mentioned this on the other thread, but I'll repeat that I'm proud of 11W staff and mods for their handling of this and the commenting aftermath as well. You are being responsible. I'd expect nothing less.
I just want to say a thank you to the staff for responsibly handling this incident, and to the mods for managing this thread.
I DO have a cousin that is currently a student at OSU. Fortunately, we were able to quickly confirm she is safe.