Aloha Friends, and especially Ultramarathoners !
Yes, "The Ultimate Super Chick" is at it again ! Monica Scholz, who already holds the World's Record for most 100 mile finishes, male or female, in a calendar year, with 23, plans to break her existing record in 2010, starting with the HURT 100 on January 16-17, 2010... completing a total of 30...yes "30", no typo, by the end of the year. Logistically, it has to be a nightmare, arranging all the travel, but consider other issues, especially when Monica still plans to run her law practice, where it's not uncommon to finish a 100 miler in Podunk, USA on Sunday morning...then board a flight back to Canada, and be in court on Monday morning...all sharp and ready for a court battle. Friends, in my opinion, Monica is likely the ONLY person on the planet capable of pulling-off this feat, especially under these conditions, and believe me, I have a bunch of AMAZING friends ! Wow, is she ever going to have a bunch of frequent-flyer miles !
With Monica being one of my dearest friends, I can only say "GO MONICA !!...you have my 100% support !" Hopefully I'll have her schedule of 30 One Hundred Milers soon, and I challenge you, only if you are an Ultrarunner, to pick a race on her list and go join her for a few miles...or a hundred miles during this monumental quest. I certainly plan to not miss it ! Heck, go run a few miles with her, even if you've never even run a 10k.
I hope you are all enjoying life to the fullest.