Friday, June 16, 2006


So I've been going through the wealth of material for WS100. There's a ton of info for this race, such an involved event. Anyway they added quotes in the material for humor and inspiration. Thought I'd share my top 3 favorites. Enjoy.

3 Things are going to get a lot worse before they get worse - Lily Tomlin

2 You look into their eyes and see if the soul is separating from the body - WS100 Medical Advisor, Dr. Bob Lind, commenting on when to pull a runner.

And the one that amused me the most...actually a tie.

1a When you are 99 miles into a 100-mile running race, your brain is not the same brain you started with - Paul Huddle

1b The thing I don't like about Western States is that you show up at the starting line in the best shape of your life and a day later you are in Auburn in the worst shape of your life - Andy Black

They are funny because for the most part they are true, at least for me. Well I've never had that "soul separating" experience happen to me, not yet anyway. There's time, this is only my third 100-miler and frankly there are harder ones out there. I think I ran one of them last year, so I'm told, but I'll know for sure if I finish this one.


  1. love the two that tied for first!!!!

  2. Agree about the brain, but not about the "worst shape". Though shit happens:)