Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Me and Anita
I have been thinking about our friend Anita a lot lately. She passed away in May after a 10 year battle with Multiple Myeloma. Anita was grateful for every day she had. In fact, she always reminded everyone around her just how great each day was. Whenever I spoke with her and asked how she was, Anita's response, no matter how good she felt or how shitty was always, "Eric honey, every day is a great day".

I am forever thankful for her continuous reminder to be grateful for each day, no matter what it may bring. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone on this amazing day.

Peace and Have A Great Day!

The Gelber Family

Saturday, November 10, 2012

So You're Sayin There's A Chance!!!

"One in a million"
Today I entered the lottery for the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run, AGAIN! When I first started running ultras a few years back, one of the things that attracted me most aside from the trails was the simplicity. Sign up, show up and run. That was it. It would seem those days are gone. Now most of the races I want to run either have an application process, a lottery, or require you to sit at your computer at the stroke of midnight (or other time) and if you are not the fastest typist or most computer savvy person, tough shit.

Some lotteries are straight up, 1 ticket random draw. Others like Western States give additional tickets for each year you don't get in and you can even buy extra tickets ( I believe the money is donated). Others have categories for veterans and first timers. The application process for the races I love or want to run for the first time has added a whole new level of stress to what was previously a stress free sport for me.

Tomorrow I am going to simply put on my running shoes and head out for a run ( I think I will wear clothes too).

Peace and Have A Great Day
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