I simply forgot that the lottery for Western States was being held today. I had read that each entrant had a 26% chance of receiving an entry into the race, so I never really felt I'd get in.
Olga reminded me of it today, and alas, I was not selected.
I would like to attend the Western States training camp in May. Three days of running 70 miles along the trail, now that sounds like fun! Who knows..maybe I'll enter next year..but if I had to enter today, I wouldn't.
Last year I really wanted to run the Grand Slam, but it is tough to have a goal that could be unattainable. Wasatch is now a lottery, and hitting WS and Wasatch the same year could be damn near impossible. I think I'll let that goal go and think up a few more instead. I think I will just try to finish Superior 100 as well as McNaughton and FANS. I like those races and they are near home, that is important when selecting my races.
I've been feeling under the weather and I believe a full blown flu is on it's way. Tyler was sick last week, I suppose it is going to be my turn.