yep - i'm done. it appears that my passion and my priorities don't align with what backroads is looking for in a trip leader. their would be no way for me to train and race while working for this company. the job is a 16hr a day all encompassing position. you have to live this job. as i said to meisner today "if i'm working 16hr days it's going to be on trail". it was an interesting experience and one i do not regret.
one door closes another one opens.
i'm actually pretty excited about scratching an old itch being free to travel the country racing and training. there are so many possiblilties going through my head right now; 100 milers, appalachian trail with meltzer, training in the colorado mountains, living a simple ultra life... bring it.