Skip and I both played baseball together in college and also lived together. It's amazing that we grew up from playing little league to running further than people should. I wish I could be at Skip's race this weekend but since I'm not I wanted to send him off right.
No not with a keg of beer but first with an excerpt from the book Walden. Considering Skip took all his roommates in college to the movie Into the Wild at some low budget theater before it was a hit, I think this will sit well with him during the Ultra.
The second is a video I got a few people to make for him. I even asked our college baseball coach, Coach Verdugo to be in it. Coach told me to wish Skip the best but that his "SD card" on his phone was going haywire. (I'm pretty sure coach knew the video would get out of control, which it obviously did!)
And, Skip please share my apologies to Emily for not including her in the video but I do not have her number or email and you know how creepy a Facebook message is.
"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practice resignation, unless it was quite necessary."
-Henry David Thoreau, author of Walden