Saturday, August 11, 2007

News Flash: Grand Canyon

Just thought I'd let you worried readers know (I'm sure you WERE worried, because I certainly was!) that Bill made it across the Grand Canyon today, running from the North Rim, across the river, to the South Rim in 11 hours, 45 minutes-- it's about 24 miles, and a descent and ascent of about 5000 feet. He started at 3:30 am and finished this afternoon. He said it was without a doubt the hardest thing he's ever done; I cannot imagine how hard! For someone who's never run a marathon before I think it is one incredible achievement (and for someone who is almost 48 years old). Anyway, had to brag on him a bit and let you know he made it.

He did get some Grand Canyon pictures, although he was more intent upon just finishing. The bad news is that he didn't get any Star Trek pics... sorry to disappoint! Although, since he has to fly out of Vegas this weekend, maybe he'll swing back by the convention and get a few! :-)

5 comments:

LauraLiz said...

Whew!! I know you are relieved! I'd like to hear more of the story and look forward to whatever photos he was able to take.

Almost 12 hours...wow.

jo(e) said...

Wow. What a strenuous run! I'm glad he made it safely.

SusansPlace said...

Tell him CONGRATS! And to think you got him started on these adventures. :-) I am hoping to one day amble down the Appalachian Trail...

Susan

Ianqui said...

Wow, that's amazing! Congratulations to him.

MaryD said...

Great job by your dh!