So this is where I, his faithful wife, steps in and helps him out a bit. Plus I want to brag about him a little.
Will, stop blushing.
So, yesterday Will ran 50 miles. He competed in the White River 50 mile Endurance Run. He informed me of his entrance into the race about 2 days before the race. He hadn't run a race in over 2 months because of a foot injury, so I was a little concerned.
He turned out to be fine though. He forgot to mention to me that it was the USA Track/Field 50 Mile National Trail Running Championships. So there were a lot of big-named runners there.
He was really cute, almost star-struck. To him, these runners are celebrity-status. He would say to me "See that guy in the orange shirt? Do you remember the documentary we watched with the guy who ran the Pacific Crest Trail? Yep...that's him. And see the guy over there with the long hair? That's Scott Jurek. He won the Western States (a 100 mile race) 7 times in a row."
Here is a little video from his finish yesterday. It's just a short clip, and after it are 2 more clips from the adventure he had the weekend previous to this race. I'll tell you about that in a second.
At the end of August, Will might be acting as a "pacer" for a runner who is competing in the Cascade Crest Trail 100 mile race. Will is going to help him out towards the end of the race by helping him keep pace. This fellow is coming all the way across the country to compete in the race, and Will says that he has won several big races and even set course records. There is a good chance he could win the Cascade Crest race, so Will is pretty excited to get to be his pacer.
Anyway, this is why I love this man! We are both very ambitious about our hobbies and I love how we always support each other 100%. I go to all of Will's races, Will comes to my concerts. It's a nice life.