I’ve put December 31 as the day to decide on which ultras to enter for 2015. I wish it were so easy. But in reality, I’ll decide later than that.
I really enjoy the sport. I see each event as a day away from the cares of normal life. Each event is a new adventure. The course, the other participants, the travel, the atmosphere, battling fatigue, and pushing myself to new limits all make for an epic challenge. However, I’m taking some medications that have the unpleasant side effect of weight gain. So, I’m almost at my peak in terms of weight. What this does is that it presents the spectacle of a 230 lb. man trying to run 30-plus miles. Plus, the downside of each event is what it takes away mentally, physically, and emotionally for days to come. I’m not sure I have those reserves to draw on.
While nearly every day I look at ultrasignup, I’m postponing any decision making until I get healthier and I can train consistently.