This past weekend, I ran the third Midnight Madness 50 miler. This race is in the most ridiculous time of the year--JULY?!?!? 50 miles--starting at midnight, and finishing whenever you can muster out 50 miles (actually 51.5 miles) on the paved bike and pedestrian trails around the Arkansas River between the 31st Street Railroad Bridge. It's pancake flat, except for a brief climb up to the Turkey Mountain parking lot, and the climb across the 71st Street Bridge toward Elwood Ave.
My friend Susan Westmoreland wanted to help in the race, and would have volunteered all night long, but her father had passed away, and she had a full plate with that. BUT, she and her daughter Paige made a Zombie Kit for me--an ice chest with cold water and two Frog Togs, and a tupperware container of mint and peanutbutter brownies!!! Food from HEAVEN!!! Susan, YOU ROCK!!!