Just what the world needs, another blog...more specifically another running blog. I am a runner. I have been running for approximately 10 yearsish. No idea exactly how long. I haven't really taken it seriously - tried a half marathon one summer and then a full marathon to see if I could do it. I then usually tried one event, either half or full each year after. Last year I read 'Born to Run' and really got the bug to run more. Last year I ran 2 half marathons and 5 full marathons - I ran them all but one (Hyporthermic Half - too cold) in Vibram Five Fingers. The last 3 races were on back to back to back weekends. I have been researching and reading about ultra marathons. I am blown away by these runners and their endurance. I also am blown away by the venues. The trails and mountains make you question why anybody would ever run on pavement given the choice. I want to take the plunge and work towards running these ultra events. Maybe it is a life crisis of some sort - but I don't want to read about them and see photos of them anymore. I want to experience them. I am running my first 50 miler May 14...wish me luck.