Sunday, September 13, 2009


I just came back from running the 50 miler at Haliburton. I finished in 11h 11min 26sec, pretty much the time I had in mind at the start. The course was difficult in a way that was almost Zen-like. I felt like it had a personality and it was trying to tell me something. Those are the facts and they are the only things I'm ready to share them with you. They also mean nothing.

As for the rest, I'm still trying to understand the weekend. I've seen grown men cry. I might have cried, I'm not sure. For me, at this point in my life, this was a life changing event and I was not expecting it. This was so much more than expected.

I'll see if I can come up with a race report that makes sense to anybody else.



Derrick said...

Wow JD. That says it all.

Congratulations on a great race. Sounds like the race really got under your skin. Haliburton sure has a way of doing that!

Enjoy re-living the race in your head, and all the best in your recovery.

PS. We really enjoyed meeting you and getting to know you.

Sank said...


Sara Montgomery said...

JD, It was so nice to meet you this weekend. You had a great race, and I'm looking forward to reading more of your thoughts when you process them more and are able to get them down. Recover well, and have fun on all those stairs! :)

JD said...

It was a privilege to meet everyone at Haliburton. Every single person I met was amazing. I'm so happy I decided to camp there.

Caroline Novak said...

Congrats on such an achievement!

Sounds like this was such an incredible soulful experience.

Best of luck with all those stairs now!