Yes the honor of being the first individuals in the Dumb Ass Hall of Fame was bestowed to Rob Hester and myself today by NW Ultras. I've written a speech in case they have a formal black tie event:
Thank you, Thank you... no please, Thank you very much. I've been running my whole life with the hope that one day I would make it into the Dumb Ass Hall of Fame. I've felt like a dumb ass when stumbling on roots and rocks and tumbling ass over tea kettle off the trail but this is special. My dream has come true! I realize I wouldn't be a dumb ass if it were not for the kind efforts of my running partners and the PNW running community.
First I want to thank Rob Hester who drug me out on my first trail run at Lord Hill. Funny how he was with me on the 24 Summits event.
I want to Thank tc for jokingly suggesting that a 24 Summits run would be good training for CCC.
I need to thank Shawn, Robin, and Arthur for pacing us on the run and Steve Stoyles for pacing me at many events leading up to 24 Summits.
I need to thank my wife Michelle her support, for being a running widow, and for caring for Rob's kids when we ran 24 Summits.
Most of all I want to thank the Dumb Ass Academy for making this all possible.
Wait Wait! Can I say one more thing? I know my times up but the US is in Iraq for oil not WMD or terrorists. Bush and his.... hey wait, don't tazzer me man, no bro, don't tazzer me, ahhhhhh ahhhhhh ouch ouch owww owww!