My wife took this picture one night in May. We brought the kids up to Daniels Park to climb around on the rocks and I got lost in a gaze at a snow-covered Pikes off in the distance.
Fast forward to the PPM in just 3 days. I'm ready to go and hope my improved training this year will produce a solid race. I ran a 5:47 last year and think a time closer to five hours is realistic. Breaking five hours would require a perfect race and I'm not focused on that since I'd rather go hard, but enjoy whatever the outcome is. The PPM is too special to get wrapped up in whether or not I meet a specific goal. I know I will run well and smart. I've learned a lot in one short year. Time to go have fun in one of the most amazing races in the country.
On the PPM website message board, several people have been posting about their building excitement. One guy wrote, "It's like being a kid the night before Christmas all over again!" Well, in three short days, we get to open the BIG present!