My name is Matt Rutledge, and I like to race. It has been about 2.5 days since my last race.
So that's a "kidding, not kidding" kind of thing. I really do love races. I would race every weekend if I thought I could afford it. There's just something about the competitive atmosphere that gets me fired up and makes some of the misery just kind of melt away. Throw in some cowbell... I should stop. My heart rate is climbing just thinking about it.
I was recently asked what my favorite race is. I'm not sure I have a good answer. I like them all. They all have their ups and downs. Some are measured in elevation. Some measured in emotion, or crowd support or any of the several little things that make up a good race. So I guess that makes my three favorite races the one I just finished, the one I'm running now, and the one coming up.
It sounds cliche. It sounds lame. But it's the truth. When it all comes together and I get to compete, I'm pretty dang happy.
Speaking of, there is a RunJunkEes race Saturday, July 18th, 2015 up in Kenosha, WI. It's a relay type event and promises to be a great show. If you don't have a team, you can be assigned one and make some new friends along the way. http://www.xcthrillogy.com/