Then I heard that Dakota County decided to sell Lebanon Hills to pay for financial overruns and I pretty much decided that today is the day where I am officially done. Without Lebanon, why would I run. I have run every trail in the park, I have watched the improvements in the shelters, trails and campground (even though some of them I have questioned) but it appears that this is the last year I can enjoy it.
So with that in mind I am switching things up and will be attempting to do the Superior 100 as since this will be last year I plan on running, I may as well attempt the race I have wanted to try but lacked the courage to sign-up for. Yes, I have been injured, poorly trained, lacking motivation, overweight but it is really courage that I lack. When I think about it, I have still have a few more days to sign-up for the Gnarly Bandit race series, why do just a single 100 this year, I should go for the series, I mean it's only a couple of 100 mile races and like three 100k races, I can do that especially since it's my final season.
With all of this in mind, I want to say thank you to all of those who have helped me through my running years and I am sorry that I am letting you down by retiring after this year but it is what I need to do. Oh yeah, one more thing, you should really look at the article from Dakota County on the sale of Lebanon Hills, it's hard to believe.