Aloha All !
I know...dudududu...just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water...well folks...we're back ! Actually, nothing has changed...and our mission is still the same. We are still devoted to bringing awareness that older folks are able to do most anything they set their minds to. To bring you up to date, my wonderful and talented wife Heather took the video footage that she filmed at the 2007 Badwater Ultramarathon and turned it into a documentary film. A group of our friends saw it and urged her to enter it in a film festival or two. It was accepted into the New York International Independent Film & Video Festival and on March 2, 2008 it was shown at the East Village Cinemas in New York City as part of the festival ! How exciting ! Our wonderful friends from Canada, Monica Scholz, Phil McColl and Rob Scholz flew down for the event. We all had a great time ! There were roughly 50 people that watched Heather's film and it received a nice round of applause. I was so proud of Heather that I nearly peed in my pants. If you've ever wondered what it's like to see yourself on the big screen, just imagine watching yourself on the big screen for a half hour or so, all bent over to one side and in pain. It reminded me of watching Wide World of Sports, years ago, and seeing the skiier wiping-out during every episode...week after week. Poor guy. I know now what he must have felt. Anyway, if you haven't seen the 4 minute movie trailer of Heather's film, you can find the link on the MissionPossible-Badwater site. We will be doing a private showing here, later in the year, of the entire film, so stay tuned. Please e-mail me at expo@hawaii,rr.com if you have an interest in seeing the film at the next showing.
I talked to David Goggins last night and he said to say "hi" to all his HURT friends. David played a major role in Heather's film and was instrumental in keeping me going at the end of the 2007 Badwater race. There's not a nicer guy on the planet.
During the upcoming months, we will be trying to determine what the situation is with my back. The "leaning" certainly has everyone baffled, so I'll be getting an MRI to see if there's anything structurally wrong. I'm still planning to continue doing 100 mile races, hopefully doing one by this summer. After all, I'm only 66, and theoretically have several more "prime" years...(ha, ha).
Thanks everybody for you kind words of support. You are awesome !