Thursday, August 26, 2010

Video Update #5

video
Straight from the top of the appropriately named Mt. Horrid last night. I had a solid day and was reeling the record pace back in after being frustrated on the comically wet and muddy trails for the first 150 miles or so. My body was beaten up, not by the running/hiking, but from all the falls I took on the slick trail. In the end, a little more rain late last night and a third major impact fall on my knee did me in. I know the video is dark and I'm obviously sleep deprived, but you get the idea. It crushes me to say I had to stop. For as groggy as I am in the video, however, the message at the end is exactly the what matters here. Thank you all so much again, and Lizzy & I will happily donate the last bit to get to the $3,000 goal. In the end, there's no way I can consider this event a failure because of all of your generosity and what we accomplished together. Thank you!

11 comments:

Ben said...

A valient effort under terrible running conditions. You were incredibly brave to even try this, let alone do it in a monsoon.

Andy said...

so proud of you. I totally echo Ben's thoughts. you continue to pursue hope and a future for those fighting with cancer. awesome

Lori DiBacco said...

Congrats on reaching your most important goal with this adventure. As an aspiring trail runner and person who's lost several family members to cancer, it goes beyond inspiring!

Anonymous said...

Valiant stuff, Dan. You faced a literally awesome challenge head-on, head high.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on a great effort. You advanced the battle against cancer, and provided all of us arm chair marathoners with an up close view that clearly demonstrates why they call such events "Ultras". Thanks for the adventure. You are the man!

Patch up that knee. We have some medicine which will help!

Stanley said...

Congrats Danno...

They way you've been able to give back to Dana Farber is nothing short of amazing.

I think it was the bears with wrenches who were banging on your knee when the ref wasn't looking.

Anonymous said...

Dan, you are so funny even when you are off the cuff and exhausted. Looking forward to race report. Congrats on a good run for a good cause.

Chris Roman said...

Thinking of ya my friend, so proud of your amazing effort :)

Dusty said...

Dan,

Sorry Mother Nature was so uncooperative with your run. You did awesome anyway! Take a few days and lay on the couch watching TV and eating pizza.

Dusty

Chris Reed said...

Hey Dan, it was neat following your adventure. Thanks for sharing. You did incredible!

steve said...

having run a couple of wet trails I cannot fathom the conditions you faced but I do know it took a huge mental and physical effort to accomplish what you did. Your ongoing committment has inspired and impressed so many of us. I hope you can take a break, take care of those knees and hit the trails again! I am sure Dana Farber is proud and grateful too - good work.