Thanks for all the well wishes friends. I had to cut my attempt at the record short. I made it to mile 81 on the JMT in two days. I ended up with 131 miles in 3 days 5 hours.
I started at 4:30 on Friday morning. the weather was warm and I knew it would get hot. I was moving well out to Sunrise camp. My legs felt great for having just run a 100 mile race 5 days before. I made it to Tuolumne in 10 hours which was a little slower then I had planned but I was fine. I decided my goal to make it 40 miles the first day which I did.
The second day I headed out at 5ish I saw some hikers on the other side of Rush creek and crossed over. I continued on for 30 min. before I realized I took the wrong trail. I actually did the same thing in 04 on my way to the finish of my Yo Yo record. I was a little mad but no big deal. I wasn't drinking enough and was feeling like I may be getting a bladder issue. I pushed hard through Thousand island lakes. I headed up the big climb after Shadow lakes and was becoming dehydrated. I was moving along when in front of me I hear hey "DIRT DIVA"! I looked surprised and I said who is that. It's me tuff Guy. It was one of my fellow 07 PCT hikers. I was happy to see him. He was with his bro. We chatted and then I pushed on.
I was getting really thirsty and there was no good water sources ,it was all lakes with bugs near the shore. I didn't bring a filter so didn't chance the water there.
knew my least favorite section was coming up all the pumice sand on the trail going to Reds Meadow. That section goes on forever.
I was out of water for at least an hour. I felt the bladder getting worse but ignored it. Hoping it would go away. I was drinking 3 bottles at each source hoping to correct the infection coming on.
It took forever to get to Reds I continued on wanting to get to Silver pass. I pushed on feeling worse. I actually started getting delirious. I only ate a goodonya bar and a package of shot blocks not enough food in 16 hours.
The pain was getting bad as I was going up the pass.
I started thinking what am I going to do. Going forward with a bladder infection was not smart. I knew it would get worse. I would have another pass and huge climb up a ridge then down to Muir trail ranch mile 105. If I got there I had no easy way out. I would be stuck in Fresno or I could climb a third pass Paiute and try to get to Bishop. Still to far away.
I was so out of it and exhausted my camera battery was dead and I couldn't figure out where the other batteries were. I made it to the top around 10pm and decided to turn around at mile 81 knowing I had to make it back to Reds take a bus to Mammoth hitch to Tuolumne and hike back to Yosemite.
I was so out of it I went down a little ways and decided to sleep on the trail pull my sleeping bag out and collapsed. I woke up at 5am and headed down in pain. I was really bummed but knew it wasn't going to get better. I have lived with these infections before. I knew taking Cipro and drinking tons and resting, it would go away.
I was sad but knew at that moment I could do it and I will. Next year will be my year and I won't do it the week after a hundred and I will train with my pack.
I made it to Reds and hitched out of Mammoth to Tuolume got a ride from a really nice woman named Chris. She was heading back home to SF with her dogs. You meet the coolest people when hitching.
I believe everything happens for a reason. Not sure what the reason is now but will find out one day.
I did 131 miles I did get some pretty bad blisters but the bladder infection is more painful then even the worse blister.
Thank you all for the positive vibes. I made it back safely to Yosemite on Monday and back home that night.
I decided to head to Sierra Madre early and arrived yesterday. My infection is better been taking Cipro and drinking cranberry juice. Took yesterday off. I went to crossfit today and the bladder pain is gone.
I will now focus on Headlands 100 which is in less then two weeks.
I will be back next year and will be smarter. Thanks again.