A week from Saturday at 6:00 am I'll depart on my second attempt at a successful 100-mile ultra-marathon run finish. The race is called "Heartland: Spirit of the Prarie". The race starts near Cassody in the Flint Hills of Kansas.
Here is a link to an inspiring promotional video all about the race: http://www.upinthere.com/movies/heartland.htm
Thankfully, Allen Smelser will be meeting me with fresh legs to pace me for the second half of the race and all throughout the night.
I guess I have at least 100 reasons to take it easy, rest, and taper for the next week! I am very pumped!