Thursday, August 14, 2008

2 Days Later

this is a photo of my ankle on the bus ride from portsmouth, nh to boston’s, ma logan airport today, two days after I got off the appalachian trail with my buddy karl meltzer. i feel pretty good. but from my knees down are super puffy and swollen from the mass mileage and constant pounding of the maine section.

the lack of internet while i'm traveling back to the tetons keeping me from writing a lot, but here is a quick update…

THANK YOU karl, marit, senior, tommy and backcountry.com as a whole for making this whole adventure possible. this was hands down one of the most amazing and exhilarating experiences i’ve had in my life. it was challenging, beautiful, awe-inspiring, humbling, motivating, fun, and tough.

i was honestly sad when marit and i had to leave the backcountry.com rv. although we conquered the maine section, the adventure for karl has just begun. we left aug 8th, after the maine section and the 16.6 extra miles into Gorham, nh. it would have just been too hard to get up the next day and see karl off to run alone.

marit has done an amazing job of posting to the where's karl.com blog and now tommy has taken over crewing and blogging/updating duties. the where's karl flickr site has all my photo and vids. i'll put something together soon and update my blog with more.

one last thing – having run 300+ miles with karl meltzer in 8 days I have one thing to say about what karl is doing. say what you will about supported, unsupported speed records, etc… but what karl’d doing right now is courageous.

7 comments:

Trail Goat said...

Hart,
I can't wait to hear all about it at TransRockies!

saschasdad said...

TG,
And we can't wait to whoop-up on you at TR...:)

Trail Goat said...

I was gonna email you offline to talk some smack, Meissner but.... you and Hart had better be hungry 'cause you'll be eating plenty of Martin's and my dust at TRR! ;-)

Geoff said...

sounds like an epic journey you had through maine. can't wait to hear more about it.

saschasdad said...

Hey Hart,
Your ankles are freakin' disgusting, dude. Get those babies deflated because I can't be seen at TR with a partner who has that going on.

And Goat, as far as mine and Hart's hunger...Hart's on a diet until his legs get unfat.

Hart said...

after some care in slc the ankles are today back to (pretty much) normal.

Jen Segger-Gigg said...

Super sick Matt. Get better so that you can lay the smack down at TR.