Saturday July 7 2018
What with a very busy June, and with one thing and another coming up lately, and being semi-whiny-worried about the heat and migraines and stamina, I've been conveniently ignoring the fact that we're headed for the BIG HORN 100 in Wyoming on July 14.
But now departure day is 5 days away, so it's kind of hard to keep ignoring it.
Connie's riding DWA Saruq, I'm riding Sarah's horse Dezzie, since she can't be here; Regina our Big Horn Guru is hauling us there and crewing for us (yay!). 3 more Idaho peeps are planning to caravan there with us.
Our horses are sound and fit, their last ride being a hard and fast 55 at City of Rocks on June 8.
Me? I'm fairly fit, but… for 100 miles? And for (my nemesis) the heat?
I think I'll just continue to ignore that part of the equation for now, but it is time to think about starting to pack.
I haven't done a 100 miler since my Tevis Cup Magic in 2009 - almost 10 years! - and I probably haven't pulled an all-nighter for anything since then, either! I've never done the Big Horn, but if I did do another 100, this is the one I'd want to do.
So, I reckon it's time for me to face the facts and admit it and put it out there: it's official! We are bound for the Big Horn 100 starting line (knock on wood).