This may or may not be the best way to announce this…………
Being as this is a running blog, I don’t often (if at all) talk about my work.
Without going into detail, I work for a great company selling stuff for a living. For the last several years, my sales territory has predominantly been in the Mountain and Pacific time zone.
A few weeks ago, I was offered the opportunity to live and work in my territory – after a trip out west with my wife, and some pondering, we have decided to move out to California.
Not exactly sure when, but we will probably go early in the new year. We are nervous and excited. And there is also some sadness. You see, since I started this ultra running thing in April 2009, the amount of people who I can truthfully call friends has grown exponentially, and I will truly miss so many people when we go. Especially you folks in the Mangum Track Club, you have no idea how much inspiration and motivation I draw from you all, and from the races you put on. I truly expect to make Hinson Lake an annual trip.
I am however excited about the potential of living in the foothills of the Sierras. About being within 30 minutes of the Western States Trail. About exploring new trails, new races and meeting new friends.
Oh, sure, with Facebook, the blogs and races from time to time, we will be keeping in touch, but for now, know that my life has been enriched just by knowing you folks, and that as we embark on our new adventure across the country, I will think of y’all often.