what i'm drinking as i type this...
i'm hurt. the neuroma treatment hasn't been working as planned. so i have to do the mature thing and take some time off. i'm doing an ultrarunning presentation at the new mountain hardwear store in seattle on dec 13th. after the chat i'm leading a run. that will be my only run in december. the next real running week i'll have will be early january when i coach a running camp in tucson.
i'm back in my seattle condo. the last tenant moved out nov 15th and it hasn't rented. so i had to come back and deal with it. i simply can't afford to pay for rent in two cities. i'm completely undecided as to what i'm doing from here. try hard to rent the condo and head back to salt lake? the thought of moving again is unbearable. maybe i head south in the van somewhere warm to train? mexico? i am actually leaning more towards some serious backcountry skiing this winter. so it's salt lake, tetons or seattle... or maybe a combination of all three? i need to get back to studying snow pack and getting out into the backcountry daily. if anyone has any advice for keeping my toes warm for hours and hours in the backcountry i'm all ears. i've had a real problem ever since it got frostbite. as ridiculous as it seems i'm at the point where i'm seriously considering the hotronic m4.
reinhold messner - first to solo everest... without oxygen - here is a great movie about him.
"a deed widely regarded as the greatest mountaineering feet of all time."