Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Dad Post No. 2

My brother writes about me in the 100 mile run he just did. I ran about 40 miles with him.

http://www.crockettclan.org/blog

19 comments:

Carly said...

Pure insanity. Davy is looking like a shadow of his former self. Is it just me, or does it seem as if he's wasting away???

Ryan said...

All I can say after reading his blog entry is "wow." He really does look a lot different. I agree with Carly...that's insane.

Ryan said...

P.S. Congratulations on your 40-miler, Bob. After seeing your brother "bonk," are you still going to try for 100 some time?

debora said...

Crazy and insane is right. At least the scenery was beautiful.
I would say Davey is tempting fate or has -dare I say it, a ---- wish.
he does indeed look skeletal.
I'm glad you had some good brother-bonding time.

KC said...

torture.

Rob said...

Wow I hope Uncle Dave doesn't read our blog. To be a contrarian, I am really impressed with Dave's accomplishments and how he can push himself physically. There are worse things in life to be addicted to, I think we call can agree on that.

Rob said...

And why can't we edit our comments any more? "call" should be "all"

Congrats dad on your run. I'm glad Dave finally moved to blogging software rather then continue his site that was a shout out to the internet in 1996.

debora said...

I will agree that both Dave and Bob are amazing in what they push themselves to accomplish. Ultra Crockett competitivness(sp?)!!

Lindsay said...

Way to go Dad! And Uncle Dave--crazy is all I can say. I think it's a pretty normal response from the average person to think one must be slightly insane to run two 100 milers in 3 weeks!!!! Insane, but, yes, amazing! I like running but not quite that much. If Ryan (or anyone in our family) were running like that I'd probably be a little worried. But, who am I to talk, 6 miles is all I'm doing these days.

Davy said...

No, not quite skeletal, but thanks for the compliment. 175 and lean and mean. Your Dad did great. He got a little cocky when I went ahead and he knew he could keep up. I should have hid on the trail.

debora said...

Davy,I figured you would discover our blog sooner or later. You mean we can't use "Skeletor" as a nick name for you?. Just kidding!!
As someone else who has come to love running in my old age I can appreciate the endorphin high that can't be duplicated by other forms of exercise. Like Lindsay I only run 5-6 miles a day and am amazed, no, flabbergasted at what you accomplish. Just don't encourage Bob to get as over the top and obsessive(Bob's word) as you are.

debora said...

p.s. nice hat

Kelli said...

Haha Mom you got busted.

Davy said...

Believe it or not, you run more often than I do. In the past month I've run only four times. The strange difference is that I can now run very long distances and then recover pretty rapidly, but then take many days off. People think ultra runners have to train like crazy, but not so, once the mileage base is built up.

Davy said...

You know you are an ultrarunner when:
...you see the sun rise twice in the same run
...a marathon is just a training run
...your four food groups are: Salt caps, Gu, potatoes, and Coke
...you've made your own toenail necklace
...your socks look like mittens

debora said...

I guess I should have saved all the nails I've lost. Gross
Hopefully you get to eat some delicious, nutrient dense, real food on your days off from running. I am now the vitamin, calcium queen, right family?

Carly said...

Everything mom eats is calcium fortified. I keep telling her that her bones will soon calcify completely.

Sean said...

Sorry, but I am the wise all-knowing vitamin guru, Mom.

debora said...

yes you are!