Monday, October 20, 2008

A trip to the bookstore

Jake informed me that he read that the race this weekend is actually closer to 16 miles. That just sounds so much bigger than 15 and I could feel myself getting nervous. I put it out of my mind and went about my business, which included stopping by the bookstore to stock up on material that might inspire me to turn in a little earlier and get the rest I know I will need. I suppose it's not coincidental that two of the books I walked out with are Ultramarathon Man (Karnazes) and Into the Wild (Krakauer). I suppose I am hoping that those two crazy adventures will put my little one into perspective. The first book is non-fiction - ultramarathons are, I believe, anything over 26.2 miles. I've heard of races as long as 50 and 100 miles. When I think of those in relation to a road trip, it boggles the mind.

Of course, now I want to read and not work, but I will restrain myself. I hope.