Aaron's Crazy Race

Day 14 -- The Lost Day

I got almost nothing done today except take care of Holly. I took care of a number of issues related to the farm and kept up the struggle to get more water from our ditch company. For some reason, even though Boulder Creek was flooding and there was an extraordinary excess of water available, at our end we were getting very little. It was frustrating. The farm took time on a daily basis. Something always was coming up. I remained amazed at those who were able to farm and make a profit. It only took one factor beyond one's control to lose money -- a hail storm, expensive supplies, drought, inadequate or bad farm help, low or wildly fluctuating crop prices mechanical problems with farm equipment, poor seed, et cetera. I had experienced all of these at one time or another.

It was another "no exercise" day for me. Bill Jones called to say he was trying to get into my wave and, after a few calls, the Race officials allowed him to join my slower wave. We now were in Wave FC together. He easily qualified for a much faster wave. He invited me to join him and a friend on Thursday when they were planning to "run the entire Race course" so as to "check it out." I told him, "Thanks but that's not for me." Heck, I would need a month to recover from that. If I ran the course before the Race, I wouldn't even be able to walk the Race course on the day of the Race let alone run it. The only time I was going to run the course was during the race. It amazed me that.

I didn't get any better, and, in fact, as the day progressed, I got worse. Of course, there always was my favorite solution to stress and frustration -- yes, "comfort food." I indulged heavily. I got very little wok done, compared to my usual productivity, and spent most of the day trying to get comfortable. I had high hopes for tomorrow, however unjustified they were.

Note: To enter in the Bolder Boulder and run with Aaron, go to www.BolderBoulder.com.

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