Mission Accomplished!

My Quest to Run 100 Miles (in less than 24 hours) is over. On Sunday morning, 23 hours, 45 minutes and 43 seconds after I started Javelina Jundred I finished 101.4 miles! It never would’ve happened if not for the support of my family, pacers and friends. It was an amazing day and one that will never be forgotten. Read my race report here for all the details.

The final tally for miles since my training started over 5 1/2 months ago was 1,551.58 miles. Enough to make it way north of Edmonton, AB or far enough east to pick peaches in Atlanta, GA. It’s crazy what can be accomplished just a little at a time if you stick with it.

What’s Next?
Oh boy, I could get in a lot of trouble with this one. I don’t think Mrs. Vaupel has recovered enough from me chasing 100 miles in less than 24 hours to allow me to even think about what’s next. But I have some ideas. I’d like to someday run Western States 100, the original 100 mile ultra race and granddaddy of them all. I’d also like to improve on my time at Old Pueblo 50 Mile. I want to run Zane Grey 50 Mile to complete what I think of as the Arizona Trifecta, all three 50 mile races held in Arizona. There are several options. But #1 on my list is to run a double crossing of the Grand Canyon or most commonly referred to as Rim to Rim to Rim (R2R2R). Because of weather concerns in the Grand Canyon this is best attempted in late Spring (May) or Fall (October/November). So stay tuned, when I’m ready to commit we’ll do this all over again!

Thank you for following along on my Quest to Run 100 Miles. It’s been a lot of fun for me and interesting to talk about it and see the genuine interest from people as I made my way toward the finish.

One last bit of housekeeping before I close this chapter. Mrs. Vaupel has asked for and been granted (what was I supposed to say, no?) one more opportunity to write on my blog. Heaven only knows what she has in mind and I’m afraid to ask. But stay tuned, over the next few days I would expect her to take a few minutes and share some her own final thoughts with you.

Until the next time…stay safe and have fun!!

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