Thursday, July 24, 2008

The Adventure Begins...

Well, I picked up my faithful crew at the airport this evening, and after a quick late dinner, the 3 of us are all settled in to the hotel room for one last night of sleep before the trek begins tomorrow morning bright and early. I know there's no way I could do anything like this without the incredible folks supporting me. My wife Kirsten will be with me for the whole trek, driving along and meeting me at various points and keeping close tabs on my nutrition/calorie intake/hydration, etc. My faithful training partner and great friend Brock is here also to round out this small but fantastic team! When this expedition was first proposed the plan was for Brock and I to tackle this trail together, but after an unfortunate injury early this year, we had to change the plan a bit. Fortunately Brock is feeling great now and ready to run with me for probably quite a bit for the first 3 days before heading back to Seattle. Then Kirsten and I will push on to Durango!

We'll post updates on the blog one way or another each day so that you can keep tabs on what's going on and how things are going. Thank you all so much in advance for all your prayers and positive thoughts and vibes being sent our way!

Now onward to Durango!


Anonymous said...

Hey SAM!

We woke up this morning at 7 a.m. and thought, "WHOA, our bud has been out on the trail for two hours already!"

We're thinking about you and hope to see you at some point.

- Garett, Holly, Sawyer & Chief

Anonymous said...

Yeah! Go get'em Sam!! Don't forget the sunscreen.

Can't wait for updates --this is so exciting.

To the crew too, good luck and have fun out there!!


Shad Mika said...

I will be following your adventure. Good luck and be safe out there!