I could say that I’ve had a busy and hectic month. I’d be right, but I wouldn’t be telling half of the story. For the past month Sara and I have been dealing with a lot; I’ve started a new job as a graphic designer at a publishing company, and Sara and I moved from Marietta down into Atlanta.

Now with all of these changes and adjustments, I’ve been struggling to sort out my running. And if you’ve talked to me in the last year or so you know that running’s probably all I’ve been jabbering on about. Not getting my normal mileage in has been killing me. I know I’ve been more stressed out and in worse moods. But, with a few races coming up in the next few months it’s time for me to get back on track.

While I haven’t signed up for any yet, I’ve got three races in mind that I really want to do. They’re all potentially really exciting for different reasons: two of them would be with friends and one might be with Sara. But one is a little different, and has the chance to be my longest race/run ever.

It’s the North Face Endurance Challenge on October 15-16. When I first found out about it I figured, yeah, why not do an awesome trail marathon, but then I started thinking like I usually do that I could go farther, so it looks like I’m going to do the 50k (or should I run the 50 mile race? I mean I might as well, right? Who wouldn’t want to do that?).

It sounds like it’s really well organized, and there are some really great runners that will be there, most notably Dean Karnazes and Geoff Roes.

Anyways, watch the video. It looks like the Atlanta races will be down at F.D.Roosevelt Park in Pine Mountain, GA and will take place on the Pine Mountain Ridge, which is the southern most edge of the Appalachian Mountain range.

I’m excited to start thinking about racing again, and especially such an exciting race. In case anyone else wants to sign up, you can do so here.