Sunday, January 20, 2008

Flying Monkeys From Oz

(Mainland, USA) - Pete

08:25 PST - Sarah is now with Jeffery at Jackass Ginger (2nd aid station). I talked to him and he is in good spirits, but then again, when is he not. On the climb to Jackass he tossed his cookies and could not keep anything down. He said around that time it was raining and was on a ridge with very strong winds which cooled his core and was shivering when he entered the aid station. He lied down for awhile to try to get warm and get his stomach to settle but after a couple of hours decided it not best to head back out in his condition. He knew what to expect on the next leg and did not want to risk it.

He said it best - "Pete, it is a brutal course. It is like the flying monkeys from the Wizard of Oz were after me. It is a fantasy land....made by devil."

Congrats on your 100k Jeffery and a very fine effort indeed.

1 comment:

darkcloud said...

Sounds like your imagination is still in tact Sam. Congratulations on the 100K and knowing when to say when. Between you and Rod I don't think I want to go back to Hawaii ever again. Sounds kinda scary.......