Anything is Possible, One step at a time.
Scott ran 60 today. He will start early - 3:30 a.m. tomorrow to get in the final 70. He is very tired.
Tyler and I are in Florida as of about 10 p.m. Will rendevous with Scott and crew tomorrow morning. But now - bed.
The finish is in Daytona Beach.
My next report will be from there.
I just spoke with a very tired Scott. He ran 70 miles today, so it's no wonder he's tired, right? 70 miles. I can barely comprehend running 7 miles and he ran ten times that. Even though I cannot begin to comprehend what he has done, I am very proud of him and know that he has reached a goal he has set for himself, a goal which requires pushing through much pain, and heat, and hunger, and thirst.
This is the time when I worry the most about him. When he has run so far and his…Continue
Added by Mindy Douglas Adams on November 18, 2010 at 10:44pm — No Comments
Yesterday, Scott and his two friends Les Chaffin and Cindy Massey drove about twelve hours from North Carolina to central Florida. Today, Scott will run about that same amount of time while Cindy and Les support him on bike or driving the support truck. All day yesterday when I thought…Continue
Added by Mindy Douglas Adams on November 18, 2010 at 4:01pm — No Comments
In ten days a return home. The doubts begin to linger in the waiting stage Have I rested too long? Did I really train enough and place my body through the hardships to remember how to cope? A new question of failure exists now: being Lackadaisical. This is a third state now and probably the 7th multiday ultra marathon; yes each more challenging and different. I feel I am get to comfy. It is…Continue
Added by Scott Adams on November 8, 2010 at 8:00am — No Comments
I have remapped the route across Florida from Ragnar Relay 36 Legs! I must say it looks a little daunting. There are a lot of trails that I hope the bike rider can go on. Trails are good and bad. Good to keep us off the FL roads, but bad because we don't know the condition of trails (payment/gravel/wildlife) and being cut-off from vehicle.
Here are the routes which I have broken up into three sections corresponding to the three sections of the Relay (which will catch up to me on Day…Continue
Added by Scott Adams on August 22, 2010 at 2:56pm — No Comments
Margarita (my dog) and I served as Scott's first support team. We got him when he was fresh and happy and uninjured. He stayed happy but perhaps a bit less fresh and free of injury as the week wore on.
It was my first experience as a support person and it was a big job. There's nothing nicer than really being needed and I think those of us who act in this capacity can feel that we make a contribution.
Perhaps more than contribution, there's a sense of…Continue
Added by Evelyn Daniel on June 1, 2010 at 1:12pm — No Comments
I can't believe it really - with all the pain he was having with his leg - but Scott finished his run across Georgia. He pressed on steadily each day and reached his goal - 260 miles! He started this morning around 6:30 am and ran the final 37 miles by 1:30 pm. Jeremiah Joyner, his support for the last few days, said he was running strong and steady the whole way today, determined to reach the finish before 2pm.
At the end of the race, Scott was greeted by the race organizer…Continue
Day four - Scott's leg was still causing him a great deal of pain. He hadn't gotten to bed as early as other nights, so he and Jeremiah started a little later this morning. But his spirits remained high and he remained determined to do as much as he could to finish this run. So he started out.
A call had come in last night from an old college running buddy Chris Jones who had seen Scott running in rural Georgia where he lives (his wife, Carol, saw Scott too and did a double…Continue
Added by Mindy Douglas Adams on May 30, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments
I just posted blogs on the first three days of Scott's run. The first one you will see below is Day Three, but I would recommend that you go back and start at Day One. Overall, the posts will make more sense that way.
Added by Mindy Douglas Adams on May 30, 2010 at 3:27pm — No Comments
On Day Three, Jeremiah took over as primary support. He and Scott were up by 4:30 again and on the road by 5:30. Tyler and I slept until a decent hour, showered and packed up our gear. After breakfasting, we said our goodbyes to Evelyn and Marguarita, who were heading back to Chapel Hill. Tyler and I were also heading back, but not until closer to lunchtime. We called Jeremiah and drove out to where Scott was running. Only he wasn't doing as much running. He was walking a good bit, obviously…Continue
Added by Mindy Douglas Adams on May 30, 2010 at 3:25pm — No Comments
Day Two started bright and early, with Scott's alarm clock going off at 4:30. I moaned and rolled over, as if I were the one who had just run 65 miles the day before. Thoughtfully, I let him have the shower first while I caught a few more zzzzzs. But eventually I had to face the day, too. We showered, packed up, transferred supplies from Evelyn's car to mine, and checked our maps. Amy, a gentle and soft-spoken young Mennonite woman, had cooked pancakes, sausage and eggs for us - before the…Continue
Added by Mindy Douglas Adams on May 30, 2010 at 3:03pm — No Comments
Day one began at midnight Thursday morning in Fort Benning, GA. Scott started out with six other runners and ran fifteen miles through the military base. Upon reaching civilian territory, he went back to the hotel and slept for a couple of hours. He left Columbus around 6 am and started running. Aided by water and Gatorade breaks provided by Evelyn Daniel and her trusty yellow lab Marguarita, Scott ran steadily through the rural landscape of Georgia until around 6pm Thursday…Continue
Added by Mindy Douglas Adams on May 30, 2010 at 2:33pm — No Comments
Day 1 - 65 miles
Day 2 - 60 miles
Day 3 - 45 miles (on an injured leg)
Day 4 - plans to keep running through the injury.
I will post a detailed report of the first three days this afternoon.
His spirits are good. He remains optimistic that he will finish in spite of the injury. He will need to use all five days allowed for the run, instead of his planned four. Of course, if the injury makes it impossible for him to continue, he will pull…Continue
Added by Mindy Douglas Adams on May 30, 2010 at 8:35am — No Comments
Added by Jeremiah on May 26, 2010 at 10:29pm — No Comments
ok...so even the best laid plans may mean you have to adjust. We arrived at the meeting at 3PM and I soon discovered I was bucking the system and needed to adjust. Fort Benning is really going out of the way to give us access to few roads that are normally not accessible by the public. As well we are getting an escort through the base......So we changed our plans. I will begin with all the others at 12AM. As opposed to the alternative of "going alone" and "you could get picked up by base…Continue
Added by Scott Adams on May 26, 2010 at 7:59pm — No Comments
Evelyn, Margarita, and I stayed at Aunt Sally's house in Gainesville, GA. We had dinner on the deck shaded by the beautiful oaks overhead. Sally gave us the lowdown on GA and our route then guided us on today's other adventure "Callaway Gardens."
This morning Margarita came dressed in her Pink Bandana ready for adventure.
We are all excited and a little afraid of the adventures that await each of us.
Added by Scott Adams on May 26, 2010 at 7:57am — No Comments
The route of the run can be found on the Pedometer:
It seems so easy to slide the picture across the state on the Pedometer. I don't think it will be that easy!. Though to be honest sometimes it is easybut then again....sometimes it is difficult. You never know when you are going to feel good and when you are going to feel bad. In the morning you may feel so sick that you don't…Continue
Added by Scott Adams on May 24, 2010 at 9:07pm — No Comments
Everything is ready.....well not really, but nonetheless we move forward toward the starting line. We are challenged by both the physical road that lies before us and the goals to raise money on behalf of those I run for. I have good folks who will take care me. I could not do this without them just as I could not have done this without so many who have helped in the past.. Ready or not we have chosen the this challenge. In building and planning for the old I cannot help but remember and…Continue
Added by Scott Adams on May 23, 2010 at 3:01pm — No Comments