OK… that just happened…

Since last I wrote just a few, short days ago about bucket lists and wants vs. needs… something stupid happened.  See, I was reading this post on a Facebook Ultra running group.  Somebody asking about where to find races or something.  I read a few of the responses and then aimlessly clicked on one of the links to see what was out there.  I landed in the root of all evil.  A very easy to navigate and well designed site.  It knew where I lived.  It just wanted to know what distance I wanted to run and when.  Like a dumbass… I typed in the following:



There were only 4 races within 300 miles on their schedule.  One in Arkansas… meh.  One in Kansas… NOPE.  One in Iowa… NOPETY NOPE.  And one… in… St Louis.

I clicked the link.  God, that was stupid.  Why?  Why did I click the link?

I started reading, I got tunnel vision… it’s a good race… it fills up quick… there’s a lottery…

Then I blacked out…

When I woke up I had a message in my inbox thanking me for registering for the lottery draw for the Double Chubb 50K, April 18.  I would be notified in mid January if I got in and then (and only then) would my credit card be charged.

After looking first for the “unsend” button… or a panic button… or an eject button…  It settled on me what I had just done.


Now I gotta train.  Hard.  All winter (which, by the way, has come roaring in, middle fingers flying).

Double (Chubb) Crap.

I gotta find a training plan, run an early season marathon (either Little Rock or Land Between the Lakes in Kentucky.  I’m waiting for someone to convince me which one to run).

Oh… and did I mention that the last time I ran a marathon it TORE ME UP?  I was out for a year.  And now I’m going to run a marathon as a WARM UP for a LONGER race.



I am a semi responsible, 48 year old (OK… if I toe the line in April I will be) father… and husband… with a full time job… and an obvious running addiction.

Maybe I won’t get a spot…?



Comments are closed.


My life and journey to my next 100 mile race.

Tell Me About Running

A Day In My Running Shoes

Run Long Run Strong

A journey towards ultra-marathon completion

Running On Healthy

Living Life Healthy, Fit, and Happy

The 3-3-1 Express Diet Blog

Taking you from Fat to Fit in Record Time


An exercise in being radically transparent.

Alina's Scentsy Scents

scentsy scents, an honest opinion about fragrances


Fitness for the modern

Runner Mom

Just a mommy addicted to running

11315 Miles

Run, Walk, Bike...Repeat. Never.Give.Up.

Max Muscles

Build mucles to become strong and hard!

Newfound FITNESS

Happy, Healthy, and Energetic!

My great Wordpress blog

Just another WordPress site

Hemingway Run

From Couch Potato To Runner Bean!

Single-tracked Mind

Early nights and compression tights; trails and ales.


Running, Mommyhood, and Awesomeness!

Muscle. Mind. Madness.

Just another WordPress.com site

%d bloggers like this: