It was a fun but exhausting weekend. I decided to run the 10K portion of the Marathon 2 Marathon, a Boston qualifying event in Far West Texas. I drove up the night before, where there was a pre race dinner at the Gage Hotel. I asked the new entertainment coordinator if they were interested in having live music there this Fall Season being that I had some good gigs there earlier this Summer. We figured that right then and there would be a perfect occasion, so I set up there in the courtyard and played to a mostly fit crowd of spaghetti eaters.
In that crowd, was my friend Aaron from Terlingua, the leader of the now mostly dissipated Terlingua running group. He was there to run the entire Marathon, but had halted his training during the hot Terlinguan Summer. On top of that, he drank 11 beers at the Gage, the night before the Marathon. Those extra carbs must have helped because he placed 4th overall and ran a 3 hour and 20 minute marathon, an unbelievable time for a first marathon or any marathon. Some people are just born to run.
After the race, I drove to the Thirsty Goat in Lajitas, over 100 miles away to play another last minute show to a full house. By the end of the day, I was exhausted, but I still managed to catch a bit of the Terlingua Music Bash. There sure is a lot going on in this tiny town.