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Day 10: 1645 miles
After my lovely stay in Vancouver (thanks again, Eric!), I headed south to Cle Elum, a small town (~2,000 people) west of Ellensburg, to visit my Davis friend, Virginia. She's one of those lovely friends with whom, even if you haven't seen them in ages, you can pick right up where you left off. She lives in a beautiful, light-filled home on 7 acres, right off the Teanaway River, with this heavenly view right outside ...
... up and kept going. This reinforced my lack of desire to run 100 miles.
About a month later, I was sitting at my lunch table and I had an honest conversation with myself, 'What would it take for you to run 100 miles? I’d have to have a lot of time off from my two jobs to train.’ I had been working about 55 hours per week and even keeping up a training schedule for a 50 miler that I had completed earlier that summer had been a ...
... sun. Marc and I both reached for our sunglasses. Marc told me that this was called a "Sun Break" where the clouds suddenly open and the sun blasts in, and that Seattle weather forecasters often warn the public when and where this might happen. Our sun break was short lived, and we removed our sunglasses as we drove up into the mountains, the snow getting deeper as we went.
Pam asked Marc if we were going to stop at Roslyn (Pop. 893) for lunch and Marc said ...
... just about every person I was hanging with actually worked at the ski resort, most of them were instructors. I was invited by them to go to a staff party happening over at East. Of course, I said yes. I headed over there with a guy named Jamie. Jamie is an awesome guy so we made plans to snowboard the next day together (essentially giving me a free private lesson YAY).
Mitch and Karen had their second lesson. I worked on learning to stop by asking the magic carpet lift operator for advice. He was very helpful and after a few goes I became bored of the magic carpet. I wanted to go to a faster slope!
I had lost track of where Mitch ...
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