Then, today I ran a 5 mile loop at the park with Ken. The topic of Hog's Hunt came up, and Ken informed that he has decided to switch from the 25K to the 50K so that he can complete the Texas Marathon Challenge. (five races of marathon distance or greater in one season) If I also switched to the 50K, and ran the full marathon in Groveton that would give me 5 too. I think I'm gonna do it. We happened to run into Paul Stone, the race director for Hog's Hunt, on the trails. He informed me that it was not too late to switch. I took that as a sign that I just need to go ahead and do it.
I'm not really trained for a 50K, but I know I can do it. I feel really good right now - healthy, strong. Once I made the decision in my head I was going to go for it, I was pumped. I sprinted the rest of the way in.
Thanks Ken. I need a new jacket.