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December 22, 2016

I could have continued working Wednesday afternoon, but the post was out that some folks from Team Runners Lane were doing The Beast. Taking on this 10 mile trek it seemed like the right thing to do. I’ve been working like crazy, it’s a holiday week…and I could take the time to attack The Beast.

 

Due to time constraints I didn’t go all the way up when Team Runners Lane did their annual Beast Charity Event. As noted in a previous blog post, while I went up 3 miles, getting to the top is about 5 miles with an elevation of over 2200 feet. It’s a steep climb!

 

 

 

Since I’m slow I started about 45 minutes before the others. As I was climbing alone, I couldn’t help but think; am I going to be the old guy on the evening news who got lost hiking, or gets hurt and airlifted out? Yeah…I thought that.

 

 

 

 

As I was getting close to the top my Team Runners Lane family arrived. Getting to the top was hard for me. You really need to keep climbing to get to these towers. I took this picture thinking…are we there yet?

 

Doing The Beast is challenging and rewarding. In some ways, it was harder than my half marathon goal. The half is 13.1 miles on a fairly flat course and this is 5 miles up and 5 miles down.

 

Going up I hiked, going down, racing the darkness we ran…but my running is slow and it took a while to get down.

 

The last two miles were done in the dark but we did have head lamps. This is a rocky, uneven surface and thankfully we got down without any major injuries other than being thrashed. Special thanks have to go to Christa Rokita who came down The Beast with me, I know slower than she would have liked, and Emily Frey who waited for us at the bottom to make sure we got back safely.

 

While this could seem like a typical Wednesday afternoon hike for some, for me this was a major accomplishment. Coming from being a cripple for most of my life, to doing what I do now, continues to blow me away.

 

Make no mistake about this, doing The Beast is not easy. They don’t call it The Beast for nothing.

 

 

Short of pain in my knees like I’ve never felt before, soreness in my leg muscles, my back and neck hurting, I feel pretty good! I’ve accomplished yet another goal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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