It’s very rare that you have a wonderful race and actually recognize it while it’s happening. I got to have that day on Saturday at the Bandera 100K. My only goal was to finish. I did. It took me 21:12.11 — the first 12 hours or so were some of the best racing of my… Continue reading Bandera 100K Race Report
On Sunday, I got up bright (well, not bright; it was pitch dark at 4 a.m.) and early to drive out to Bandera for BunMart. This is one of those events that I desperately try to make every year; I was lucky enough to be in on the first year, where I got my space… Continue reading A Reminder that Bandera is Not for Wimps
I have a thousand other things I should/need to be doing but I decided to take a break. My runs have been fantastic lately. This last week was more resting than running, but I had three runs. Three get-that-shit-eating-grin-off-my-face-it’s-so-good runs. Runs that make you love being a runner. Rocking runs. I took Monday through Wednesday… Continue reading Rocking Those Runs
I’m back from Germany. It’s so surreal…in some ways, it seems like ages ago that I was there. A lifetime, even. What an amazing experience! My friends Claire and Russ had a fabulous run and I have new-found (or renewed, not sure which is a better choice of words) respect for their spirit, determination, and athletic… Continue reading Baltic Run a Success!
I came wide awake this morning at 5 a.m., thinking about my race day clothes. I am NOT an early morning person, so it says something that I actually got out of bed and laid out my clothes for Pocatello right then. I went back to sit on the bed for a minute and realized… Continue reading Packing for Pocatello
Something happened after I did an Ironman. After all those workouts and the intense focus, every other workout seemed easy. Oh, I don’t mean that I didn’t work hard or that an individual workout wasn’t tough –I just mean that suddenly, ONE workout or a workout of “only” a couple of hours didn’t seem intimidating.… Continue reading FOMO (or I have Ironman Disease)
I’m going to write about the epic trail adventure that was the Post Oak Lodge double but first, I’m going to get my recovery out of the way. At the end of my race on Sunday, the 25K, I had an intense allergic reaction to something. About 30 minutes before the end of my run,… Continue reading Allergic Reaction & Recovery
This weekend, I headed out to Huntsville to support my friend Jeanette in her first 100-miler at Rocky Raccoon. It was an absolutely wonderful experience. I think it was a good thing that I had Bandera to mourn before I ever got to Rocky Raccoon; that way, all the bad, sad feelings had gotten out… Continue reading Oh Frabjous Day!
A couple of weeks ago, I did a crazy thing and signed up for the Frankenthon Monster Marathon. A friend and I had talked ‘way back about how fun it is to be on the ground floor of a new marathon, how much we liked the race director for doing it, what fun it was… Continue reading A Little Bit of Crazy Is Not So Bad
I am currently working on the epic novel that is my Palo Duro Canyon 50K race report. I love writing race reports. When I relive the experience like that, it often helps me to clarify issues (good and/or bad) and come to conclusions. It helps to settle everything in my mind so I can make… Continue reading Seeing the Forest for the Trees at Palo Duro Canyon 50K