The weekend is almost upon us for the Norse Peak Wilderness run. We have lost two runners that previously committed due to lame excuses like broken big toes and stress fractures. Come on! Cowgirl and Cowboy up you weak ass runners. You guys couldn't knock a sick baby off a potty stool!
OK, I'll stop with the smack talk and say that I know the run will be fun but we will miss Shawn and King Arthur.
At this point the following runners are in:
Steve Stoyles - Putz and human GPS
Jamal Shoto - Speedster
Major Jamie Hayes, US Army
Scott was wondering what the drive would be like from Pullman. One word Scott... Long. But then all drives from Pullman are long. You are welcome to join us. Looks like we will all fit in one car from Puyallup. I was hoping to get some flatlanders and out of state folks to come enjoy the run but they all seem to be busy with other runs. That's OK, not everyone can take a fun filled running adventure like the one we are going to have. It could simply be too much for you emotionally and ruin all future runs. Runners like myself, Steve, Jamal, Jamie, and perhaps Scott know that we will find or create incredible runs in the future. Oh, sorry, I started with the smack talk again didn't I.
We will leave Puyallup from my house at 7:00 AM. We will be at the trailhead around 8:30 - 9:00 AM. Bring gear/food to self sustain for 17 miles of trail running. Bring some layers to deal with the elements. Hat & gloves would be a good idea. Heck with my keen sense of direction we might even get in a few extra "exploratory" miles in. I don't get lost, I explore. Fortunately we will have the human GPS Steve Stoyles with us and as a fallback Jamie is trained in Special Forces and can probably find our way back to the trailhead. I will check the trailhead on Saturday to see what sort of conditions we will be encountering. If conditions are really good and all goes well we could try for two laps but I think one should suffice. If for some reason conditions would prevent us from running this trail we can choose from a variety of other trails in the area. The White River 50 miler is run in this same area.
We welcome any others who want to run with us. We don't smell and we don't usually make fun of people who trip over rocks and stuff. We are very intimidating elite athletes but we think, what with the wilderness and all, there will be enough room for a few more egos.
Eric (Trail Scat)