By now you all know that I wasn’t given a coveted entry into the Chequamegon 40 this year. (Yes, I am still talking about this!)
Within the letter it stated that there were still a few spots left in the Short & Fat this year. What in the hell is a “Short and Fat” you say?!
It was most definitely me a few years back. It is the 16 mile version of the 40. Shorter, yes. Fat, well no. Not technically anyway. It is the Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival. Get it? Short & Fat. I digress…
So, what to do? Do I try for a Short & Fat spot? Do I stick with my guns and hope my essay can gain me a 40 mile entry again like last year? But what if my essay doesn’t win a spot? Ugh. Did I ever mention that I kind of stink at making decisions?! Just ask Ryan, he will confirm.
Decisions. Decisions. Decisions.
The decision was made with a little bit of help from the folks in Hayward, WI to put in for a Short & Fat spot. BUT, to also put in an essay for the 40. If I win an essay spot, I can upgrade to the 40. Please, oh please!!!! If I don’t win an essay spot, than I suck it up and do the Short & Fat. Either way, I am hoping it is a win, win situation. (Meaning, win a short entry and win an essay entry!)
So keep your fingers & toes crossed for me.