Friday, January 2, 2015


My first thought when I read this headline--not seeing the smaller red caption at the very top--was that it was an archaeological study article about the Battle of the Little Big Horn.

Image credit Gary, from the Chambersburg Public Opinion, 31 Dec 2014

It's fair to say that I am no big fan of George Armstrong Custer.  I posted about Custer's hubris back in 2011:

Custer was a crazy SOB, who grew to "maturity" in the crucible of the American Civil War.  He was a warrior--which there is a need for at times--and was superior at his craft.  He ultimately suffered from an excess of hubris (overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance), which proved his undoing.

The link to Ultrarunning?  Whenever you enter a race, or go for a training run that is above and beyond previous attempts, be humble.  Be respectful of the trails and of the craft of Ultrarunning.  Be realistic about your abilities on that day.  In short, be cognizant of the danger of'll fell you quicker than catching a toe on a stone.

And here's the photo from a post last winter:

Image credit Gary, from the Custer display at Gettysburg National Military Park visitor center

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