Hopefully for a while.
Back in early March, my laptop died. Motherboard fried by electrical short. Not a happy ending, but it was probably time - I think it was 4 years old. My hard disks survived and are installed in my new desktop PC so the only thing I really lost is some software, and it was getting time to upgrade that anyway.
Running wise, the last 2 months have been a real mixed bag. I got sick while my Mom was visiting (back in early March when my laptop took a crap) and all semblance of consistency disappeared from my training. I've still logged some decent miles, but not the steady progression that my training program called for. It's caused me to reassess some things in re: Leadville.
I briefly considered my first ever "DNS", but after a quick perusal of 50s in the temporal neighborhood of Aug 18 and the geographical neighborhood of CO, I realized that tacking on an extra entry fee onto my already $300 ticket made no sense whatsoever. So, baring serious injury, I'm going to take the start at the ungodly hour of 4am August 18 and see how far I can go. Beating my Steamboat time to Winfield would make my race, and after that I'll see how far I can go.
I still have hope that I can finish the race, but that's going to be a bottom tier goal for me as far as the Leadville 100 is concerned. I need to let finishing the race be of lesser importance than enjoying the experience that is the journey to the start line. In the coming days, I'll fill in a bunch of the blanks.
Anyway, Thanks for reading and may your computers always have adequate surge protection...