7/20/08:’I Got It’-WMRC Qualifier, Vail, CO

And there I was in the one running outfit I owned, light blue running shorts and a featherweight long sleeve half zip ‘polypro’.  This was the Berry Picker Race in Vail, CO, which was being used for the USA Mountain Running Qualifier.   The top 4 finishers qualified for the World Mountain Running “Trophy”/Championships. I had nothing to lose, only a trip to Switzerland to gain.

I have been on a hiatus from world travel for about 6 years, and at the end of that time, I knew, once I was ready to travel again it was going to be to experience the old culture of Europe.

What I wanted in order to travel in the future was a home base. So, I have spent the last 6 years in Silverton, CO.  Last fall, I bought a house, solidifying  it as my home base.

I let the ladies I had raced with at the USATF Trail Championship the month before lead the way. As we started the climb I just seemed to float ahead and I ended up in first place at the end of the race.

Let the traveling resume!