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why I quit running

"After this (Buffalo 100), no more running for at least 6 weeks. I mean it! Just peaks. Ridges. Mountains. I quit running!"

Sunrise from Grandeur Pk. Matt and Craig moved during the panoramaI laced up my La Sportiva Bushidos. The padded tongue, firm. The stabilizing heel cup felt nice cupping my tender ankles. Standing up, my legs felt good.  After months fighting shin splints and a stress reaction, I almost didn't feel any shin pain. Almost.

I checked the time. I was meeting my sister for a birthday lunch soon, but I could squeeze this in: a quick summit of Mt. Wire. I wouldn't have time to come down George's Hollow, but if I came down the face again I could change in the car and hurry to make it lunch on time.

This would be my first time out since the Buffalo 100.
Cherri on Parley's - Emigration RidgeJust walking from the car to the trail felt tiring, my legs stiff and heavy. Rain was dusting my jacket. I zipped my key into my pocket and fidgeted with the trekk…

why I quit running

"After this (Buffalo 100), no more running for at least 6 weeks. I mean it! Just peaks. Ridges. Mountains. I quit running!"

I laced up my La Sportiva Bushidos. The padded tongue, firm. The stabilizing heel cup felt nice cupping my tender ankles. Standing up, my legs felt good.  After months fighting shin splints and a stress reaction, I almost didn't feel any shin pain. Almost.

I checked the time. I was meeting my sister for a birthday lunch soon, but I could squeeze this in: a quick summit of Mt. Wire. I wouldn't have time to come down George's Hollow, but if I came down the face again I could change in the car and hurry to make it lunch on time.

This would be my first time out since the Buffalo 100.
Just walking from the car to the trail felt tiring, my legs stiff and heavy. Rain was dusting my jacket. I zipped my key into my pocket and fidgeted with the trekking pole straps while I waited for my watch to find satellites.

No more procrastinating.

This was what …