I am still feeling very hurt about the R&I cancellation, but things happen for a reason, so I am not going to dwell on it. Gear will be stowed and time has come to refocus.
I have decided to switch gears and try and complete my 2011 goal in 2010 - running and finishing the Haliburton Forest 100 mile Ultra.
I have put together a list of races for 2010 that I hope combined with the training will get me to the finish line in Haliburton.
March 6th - Peak Snowshoe Challenge Marathon
April 19th - Boston Marathon
June 5th - Peak Adventure 50 Mile Ultra
Sept ??th - Haliburton 100 Mile Ultra
I find myself as scared and excited about this as I was with R&I, and also feel that this will help build a stronger base heading into R&I in 2011
One final note I'd like to add. This is not something I will be able to do myself. I have the love and support of the family which is critical, and have also secured coaching from Derrick Spafford, who has agreed to work with me through all the training and racing. Thank you all.