1. With regard to legal representation I don't know @!&* from !@#&*!ola about what constitutes conflict of interest and should have kept Kirk talking about it longer cuz' we went from 15 minute/ miles during that conversation to 8 minute miles just after and that was just during the first leg of today's run. Does my ignorance offend you Kirk? I think maybe you were trying to run away from me.
2. Some ultra runners definitions of shortcut vary dramatically from physical distance between two points or "as the crow flies" or some formulaic almagamation of speed, elevation, aggregate efficiency of short and long distance trail mastery, vectoring . . . or as we learned this morning the definition is borne of some montrous delusional euphoria . . . someone who loves life, hills, and frankly being a part of the WMRC so much that they become in the words of one of our brethren . . . A BIG FAT LIAR!
3. New shoes only look fast . . . now my hammy's hurt and my shoes are just dirty.
4. I having never completed an ultra and I appreciate just being around people with so many great experiences and accomplishments on the trails and roads. I especially appreciate your willingness to tolerate my bull particularly this morning when suggesting that there was "whining going on" behind Kirk. I hope those who don't know me very well know by now that I am full of it and would never suggest ANYONE in our group is a weanie outside of jest. I laughed all the way home from this morning' run and that is a gift that I thank you guys for. With all the challenges ahead of us I am lighter and strengthened by your company.