We pulled into the dilapidated 7-11. Two kids on rusty bikes loitered in the parking lot. A rusted, hand-painted 1990’s era Ford Escort sat in front of the store. Since there was no clearly-defined parking spaces in the dusty gravel-laden parking lot, I pulled around to the side of the store. The Sanford and Son theme began playing in my head as I parked a few spaces away from a well-used pickup […]
Chapter Two: The Trip Begins
Jesse met us at our house. We tossed his lone backpack next to our suitcase, backpack, and two Tupperware containers of gear. I envy his simplicity. I may try that for my next ultra. Mark met us at a local gas station as his nephew Greg dropped him off. We tried to convince Greg to join us, but he mumbled something about the craziness of running for half a day and […]
Born for Fun: A hidden egg, mediocre athletes, and the greatest race report the world should never see
Mind the Ducks 2010 Race Report
“Hmmm… what would it be like to see someone get Tased?” I pondered as Mark vaulted from the car. The squad of Customs officers seemed to spring from nowhere amid the frantic orders of “SCOTT, GET BACK IN THE CAR!” It was at this point I anointed this the sweetest road trip ever. The next 48 hours would repeatedly reinforce that title. Let’s start at the beginning.
Chapter One: The Seeds Are Planted
I knew Shelly Viggiano […]