10 minutes ago
"Hello darkness, my old friend
I've come to talk with you again
Because a vision softly creeping
Left its seeds while I was sleeping
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Within the sound of silence... " 😉
This bench is fondly dubbed DEAD MAN'S BENCH by Angeles Crest 100 runners... it sits stolidly at mile 79 after a grueling 2.5 mile climb out of Chantry Flats. The bench is symbolic for many runners who drop here or nearby, destroyed by the heat and high elevation and wind and rocky terrain that makes #AC100 a legendary course, and a love-hate race for so many #ultrarunners . .
I am going back for my 2nd attempt on the course. I am both stronger and weaker than I have ever been. I am both more determined and more content than ever. I will give every part of me to the finish, and I will be happy with my day however it ends, because for me every day I am alive is a beautiful day!