I’m going to run the Western States 100.
They say the first step to reaching a goal is to put it out there on ‘paper.’ So here it is – I’m going to run Western States.
Western States is the oldest 100 mile trail (running) race. It’s also one of the most prestigious – like the Masters at Augusta National or the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. The difference though – I can run Western. Some might argue if I played enough golf or rode enough horses, I could tee it up with Rory in the Masters or race the Kentucky Derby. But therein lies the magic of Western States – anyone can run it. Anyone can toe the line in Squaw Valley, as long as …
- You complete a 100 mile qualifier
- You’re chosen in the lottery
Currently I haven’t completed a qualifier, nor do I have any entries in the lottery, but we’ll get into that later in this blog. For now – we’re putting it on ‘paper’ – I’m going to run Western States.
If only it were as easy as that first sentence …
But if it were easy, everyone would do it. And how much fun is that?