racing 14:21:00 
On Wednesday, Katie Z reminded me of the Laura Secord 100k, which I remembered hearing about but had written off due to Badger Mountain. Since I didn't get to race and had been training pretty heavily for a hundred-miler, I decided "why not?" Terrible, terrible decision for two reasons:
1) the conditions were awful - I'd say that at least 20% of the racecourse was submerged in ankle-deep mud. I actually felt very guilty about the mess we were making of the Bruce trail. Obviously no one could have predicted the winter we've had, but I wonder if this race shouldn't have been planned for later in the year.
2) whatever bug I had last week had clearly stuck with me, as I was absolutely bagged within the first 35k. Worst I've ever felt aside from Nicaragua - I've never wanted to quit a race when I didn't absolutely need to as badly as I did this one. So thankful to Browner for keeping me me in it, and happy to have held on to 8th spot by the time it was finally done.
Great to see Bugs in Teeth out there who unfortunately got caught in a pack of runners who got off course and ended up doing even more than 100k. Yet when I saw him on the return route, he looked calm and focused as ever. Looking good BiT! Can't wait to hear the full story of what happened on his log.