The 2007 Mt Hood PCT 50 miler was not meant to be for me. I hung in there until 15 minutes after I picked up my race number Friday evening. Olga suggested that Marc could take my number if I couldn't run. Back at our campsite, I realized that at best I might be able to make it to the first aid station 6 miles in. But even that felt like it would be a stretch. So I figured, rather than me make a futile attempt, one of us should have a chance to enjoy (ha!) this race. Despite having stated a week earlier that he wasn't running any more races, Marc was game. So he headed back to the packet pick-up area and had Olga scratch out my name and write his in. He hadn't brought along any running shoes, but had some light hikers he intended to wear. However he happened to run into someone he had met through work that had an extra pair to loan him. Of course, I had my gear and supplies to pass along too and fortunately my made for women hydration pack fit him okay.
Below are some pictures from his race. I love this race and you better believe I'll be back next year to try again!