After the race I was talking with a local guy, he introduced himself as Matt. He mentioned he was the race director of the toughest 50K in the East, the Upchuck50K, and we should do it. I finally figured out he was Matt Sims, creator of the Stump Jump 50K, sponsored Salomon runner and featured runner in an article in the current Trail Runner magazine. I was tempted to get my picture taken with him, I'm sure he wouldn't have minded, everyone here is so friendly, but I thought it would be a little weird, so I didn't, but now I wish I had.He won this stage race last year.His wife Natalie was 3rd for the women this year. She "Chicked" me by a few minutes!
This is about the coolest market I've ever been in. Captain was saying it's the oldest market in Chattanooga, and it is a caveman eater's dream. Huge slabs of fat(I'm not sure what you would use it for), spare ribs in 15lbs. packages,meat,meat and more meat.
Funny, when I asked where the beer was, it got very quiet. The cashier called a guy up to the register, and she told him what I wanted.He disappeared into the back of the store and emerged with 12 cans of old Milwaukee,I went to grab them from him, and he said "Wait, I have to put it in a bag", and he did.My receipt said what everything was that I purchased and how much it cost, except the beer. What was that all about?
(Lower) One of Chattanooga's main streets on Sunday night at 8:13 P.M.I'm not kidding.
The kitchen cupboards and the living room in the house Captain rented for us. B.E.A.utiful.