I can’t frickin take it anymore! I’m sitting here at my desk working on a stupid “Owner’s PPT” and all I can think about is the Sirens’ song that is Sweetwater… I do about 10 minutes worth of work, finish off a slide and then I sneak back over to the elevation profile from last year’s course and examine all of the ups and downs – trying to figure out which one will break my heart…
Then I try to get back on task and bust out another slide-
Oops, here comes another email from C$, this one was written as if he was in my own head. “ the start (first 3-6 miles) is waaay tame and chatty.” This course lulls you to sleep, it starts so gentle. Last year, early on, I remember thinking I had found the new love of my life – little did I know this temptress had two sides….
Crap! I really need to get this PPT done – but I don’t wanna
Just look at her, she’s so pretty. Look at those purty white caps running down the river, stones jutting out of the shoal. Mmm, running effortlessly along the shore, listening to the waterfalls in the distance. How can this ever turn for the worse?
Damn – another email from the Director asking for a Q1 comparison of lead booking window for 2010-2011
Screw them, the Owner’s meeting isn’t until the 20th. Back to SweetH20 – I can see myself barreling down the decents, trying to hold back a little as to not blow up too soon…Whoa!?!?! What about those scrumptious rice krispy treats that were at the river crossing aid station last year? I hope that they will have those again!
Okay, I need to get another slide done – only 6 more to go…
Careful, don’t forget how hard that 2nd pass was through the gas/powerlines last year. How many times did you “quit running forever”? “Maybe ultras aren’t for me, I’m going to stick to running flat, 5k’s in Savannah – this is stupid” shhh, don’t listen to them. Embrace the pain, you know it will be coming this year, manage the course better – this is your choice.
How am I going to get ANY work done this week?????
Is it Saturday yet?
(only 5 more slides to go)