The Road to Western States (5/6); May is Moving Month!

In more ways that one, geeze! These past 6 weeks (yes I know May is only 4 weeks long, but this whole side project started in mid April) have been the MOST stressful 6 weeks of my entire life. In a good way, yes. But STRESSFUL none-the-less. Mid April we put in an offer on…

Oh Peavine, Mother Peavine

Mother Peavine and myself have a pretty rocky relationship, literally and figuratively. Several years ago Silver State Half Marathon was my first trail race ever. It whupped my butt, but it also sparked my love of the trails over road. I ran it with a couple of girlfriends, whom I’m pretty sure gave up running…

The Road to Western States (4th Edition)

Holy crap, where did the time go, how is it already May! April has seriously gone by in a flash. So much running, so much laundry, so much eating, so much love and time spend with friends on the trail. At least we’ve finally been able to be consistently on the trails! Kicked off the…

Up the mountain, down the mountain, repeat

Canyons 100K How did I end up here? About this time last year Kaycee won an entry into Canyons 100k for her service as an aid station volunteer for the 2016 race. What does she do? Turns around and recruits all her friends to run it too! Why not!? At the time I didn’t know…

The road to Western States (half way baby!)

March Oh March…march madness…of running, weather, mud, fun, and friends! They say the 3rd time’s a charm, well in this journey…the 3rd month has been the charm. Sure January was fun, the hype and excitement of starting a new training cycle. February was a bit of “seriously, I’m doing this again?” and “why can’t we…

Half the course, twice the fun!

American River 25 I’ve run the American River 50 a couple years ago and aside from it being a great event with exceptional organization, marking, aid stations, finish line festivities, and swag….the first 1/2 of that course is at best BORING! That being said, the addition of the American River 25 was an intriguing option!…

7 Years Running!

In 2010 I set out to do my first full marathon, a day that would set into motion a ridiculous series of events that would shape my life forever…..ok, well not that dramatic, but this year 2016 will be my 7th consecutive year coming back to this race. Although it’s a road race, I don’t…

You never forget your first time!

Zion 100 Mile Endurance Run The dream to run 100 miles started about 6 years ago when I entered and finished my first half marathon. Then the thought was, “if I could do that, then how far else can I go?” This is right about the time that I learned that people do 100 mile…