Monday, April 02, 2007

Deadwood; Still winter?; long run


Deadwood, South Dakota
I am all signed up for the Deadwood Marathon, in the hills around historic Deadwood, pictured above. It's a trail run, and we run up 13.1 and back down 13.1. I hear it's really beautiful. Holly, Chae, Brooke and I are pumped up and ready. I got my plane ticket and reserved a room in the famous Bullock Hotel. It's supposedly haunted - it has even been featured on Unsolved Mysteries! I booked room 313 - one of the spooky ones. But no one will commit to staying in it with me. (Chickens!) So we also have a room in a quaint old hotel about a half block away, which is as close as my girlfriends say they'll get to the Bullock. So here's my question for the day:
Would you stay in a haunted hotel room?
Still Winter? Arghhhhhhh....
OK, so I did get to go on a couple of outdoor rides. They were a little chilly, but that's better than (yet another) indoor spin. But this weekend it was only 38 degrees and raining, and even I have standards... ;-) So Laura, Bob and I rode what was HOPEFULLY our last indoor ride on Saturday. Snow is in the forecast for tomorrow and Wednesday, but hopefully that will be the end of it. Nice helmet, Bob... tee-hee.
Long Run
Sunday it stopped raining long enough for Laura, Mike K and I to get in our long run. I logged 20 miles and felt like a million bucks throughout as well as afterward. Don't you just love when that happens?! Every one of us needs to have that long run or bike where you just feel great and strong. It really charges up your batteries and rekindles your confidence. Mike is a guy on my running club who is the same speed as I, so we have been running together for 3 or 4 years. He doesn't believe in God, (and I do) so we always have these conversations that really make the time go by fast. It was the first time Laura has met Mike... I hope we didn't drive you crazy! (did we??)

12 comments:

stronger said...

I would stay in a haunted room if I didn't know it was haunted. If I knew, I would probably jump at every little creek and crack all night long. Good luck.

jbmmommy said...

I think a haunted room would be really fun to stay in. Maybe you should bring a camera with night vision and see if you can get pictures!

If I ever have a run of either 20 miles, OR one that makes me feel awesome I'll be so excited I'll have it put on a t-shirt. It has yet to happen.

I hope winter's cleared out for good now.

TriBoomer said...

I ain't afraid of no ghost! But, I'd probably sleep with the light on.

Stay tuned...

Chris said...

Unsolved Mysteries! I used to love that show! Haha.

Spokane Al said...

I am confident that with your great spirit and good cheer you will quickly win over any hauntedness in that hotel. Of course that could be bad for future hotel marketing ideas with all the evil spirits converted.

Laurie said...

Is Bob wearing a helmet indoors to protect himself when he falls into the fireplace?? ;)

I wouldn't stay in a haunted room either. Yikes. I need my sleep before a race.

Iron Girl Nyhus said...

That was such a fun run!!! 9 miles has never gone by so fast :) We covered everything from the Big Bang Theory, WWII, Iraq, and religion... did you ever make it to stem cell research? hehe... But really, I can't wait to run with you guys again!

Followed the run with Palm Sunday service... it was a great morning.

Laura
...and yes, I'd stay in the haunted hotel for sure!!!!

Taconite Boy said...

no no no I'm fine....thanks for the invite....im fine

Kewl Nitrox said...

Erm... No. I confess that I will not be able to stay in a haunted room. I don't believe in ghosts and I know God will protect me, but.... No, I am still too chicken. :)

Sorry but a SHAMELESS appeal for help follows:
If you have 5 mins, may I trouble you to give me some advice/pointers about the "17 weeks to O.D. Tri" training plan in my blog? Yes, it's 17 weeks away, and yes, I am PANICKING.

marz_racer said...

I would go for the haunted room for sure! Just keep your camera next to the bed so when the strange noises start you can just snap pictures, you never know, you might actually capture something.

RunBubbaRun said...

Hmm, A trail marathon, way kool, I wish I could run it with you, but my dance card is quite full.

Staying in a haunted house, Naaa, I do have my limits..

Tri-Dummy said...

I could sleep in the haunted room as long as I had some big tuff chick to protect me.