Fall is finally here, in full blast. We tied our record low last night (45!) and today’s high is in the 70’s..is it possible to be unhappy this time of year? I think not. With the weather as nice as it is, I’m excited just to be outside in it. BUT, I desperately want to be out in the kayak. Unfortunately, due to lack of funds, that’s a no-go at this point.

Since deciding I want to run an ultramarathon, I’ve managed to knock out long trail runs the past two Sundays. Although running 31 miles after last Sunday’s 14 mile run seemed pretty difficult, yesterday’s 16.5 mile run set things in perspective. 31 miles is far, but it’s totally doable. I now have no doubt in my mind that I will finish the Rocky Raccoon 50K coming up in four weeks.

My happy times have only been fortified by the release of Assholes Finish First last Tuesday, and the release of Gauntlgrym tomorrow. After finishing the last of Salvatore’s Transitions last night, and seeing two characters I’ve come to know and love over the past 10 years fade into nothingness, I’m definitely going to have to pull out Assholes Finish First for a pick-me-up.