Wednesday, August 26, 2015

2015's Leadville 100 Trail Run: Becoming a Statistic

“Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face,” stated former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson.  While seated in a gymnasium full of runners, the Leadville 100 trail run (LT100) founder, Ken Clouber, recited the quote but added his own touch of flair to the statement.

“And the Leadville 100 will punch you in the face…lots of times!”

I felt ready for the fight.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Moustache Unplugged #31

hehehe...he left the computer on so I'll work on my letter....

Dearest Nyx,

Remember me?  I embraced your tragic story of slowly cooking to death in the back of a police car while ranting in Moustache Unplugged #19 and have kept quiet for awhile. But, here of late, additional tragedies are sucker-punching me and my whiskers are buzzing in anger.  So, it's time to let 'em rip.

Honey Buns

You waddled as you walked and constantly had something to say when noticing someone nearby.  A loner by circumstance, not by choice, you would approach as if desperately seeking friendship and it was always good to see you.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Coin Flip

Which way do I go?

Emerging from a high mountain trail choked with aspen trees, I stared at a wooden post, weathered gray from years of punishment being staked out in the inhospitable environment.  Rusty nails had one little wooden sign with an arrow whittled in it pointing right while another similar sign had an arrow pointing left.  The faded acronyms on each were absolutely meaningless, so I went left.