I was hoping to have the blog limp through the next two months and wrap it up at the end of the season, but my season's over early, so this is the end! I'm not doing ultras, not racing until next year (probably 5-6 races of 10K to 1/2-marathon), not doing much on trails, so there's not much point in continuing this particular blog. Hope you enjoyed reading it - and sorry to the guy who just became follower #13. I may add an index to the most popular or informative posts and may do a little editing, but nothing else unless there's some major surprise life has in store.
Added Aug. 25: There's a possibility that I'll start another running blog with a different focus or maybe go back to this one but have it be about whatever running I happen to be doing.
One last running story:
After I pulled out of the Lean Horse 100 (24.5 miles, extreme dehydration, though I drank 1 gallon of fluid in 5 hours), Jen Pierce told her little daughter Zoe that my race was over. Zoe said, "Good race, Steve!" and handed me a shiny piece of white quartz. That meant a lot more to me than if I had received another finisher's belt buckle. I wanted to do something special with her present, so I climbed Harney Peak and tossed her rock onto the roof of the lookout tower at the top. Zoe's rock is now the highest point in South Dakota.
That, in a nutshell, is what I do.
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