Already I've had to make a change to my long-term plans. Turns out I can't do the Uwharrie 40 miler in 2013. My brother went and scheduled his wedding that same day (congrats, little bro!)
So, I did the next logical thing. I signed up for the Crooked Road 24 Hour run that is two and a half months earlier. Makes perfect sense, right?
I'll probably ruminate more on this later. I've been interested in some local ultramarathons, but am not sure if I want to invest the time (taking time away from family, climbing, hiking, etc) to train for an ultra. I figure this will be a good way to test the waters without the pressures of an aggressive cut-off time.
All that said, my guess is things will play out like this:
1. I'll enjoy it a bit, but hate it at the end and swear never to do one again.
2. Not be able to walk for three days afterwards
3. Forget everything after a week and look for another ultramarathon to train for.
Pretty smart, huh? A wise man once said "Know thyself." Thyself is a dumbass.