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…

Pacing….not Racing

Wasatch Front 100 When a good friend (more like a brother) loses his pacer for the race he’s had his heart set on, an invisible force inside you compels you to help. Whatever it takes, we need to find a solution and get this man a pacer.  With such short notice it seems like an…

The race I swore I’d never run

In 2014 I ran the 55K and I swore I would never do TRT again, not to even think about doing the 100 miler. I even told my husband to give me a hard slap if I even tried to sign up for the 100 miler. A lot has changed since 2014, I’ve grown incredible…

Across a Desert and Up a Mountain

When a friend asks you to do something incredible, even though you think you’re not ready you still say, “Oh Hell Yes!” This was the case with Badwater Salton Sea. I had no illusions that this was going to be as easy one, but knew that it was a once in a lifetime opportunity to…

A slip sloppy day in Cool, CA

Way Too Cool 50K March 2016 Rewind 2 weeks ago….. our group is running a training run in Cool, CA on the long loop of the course. Someone says, “weather says it should be rainy for race day” to me. I think, “no one can get the weather right 2 weeks out”….famous last thoughts. Fast…

“As tough as advertised!”

Castle Peak 100K August 2015 So I have this friend, her name is Helen. She’s an awesome runner, super nice person, and great to chat with on and off the trail. She approaches me in May when she’s picking up her bib for the Silver State 50/50 and I’m volunteering at packet pick up. She says…

Dusty toes and beautiful trails

Team “Nature’s Bakery” Trail Ragnar 2015  What’s better than running beautiful trails at Royal Gorge Cross Country Ski Area in the summer time? Doing it with 7 other awesome runners! If you’ve never run a Trail Ragnar, the short version goes something like this: meet new friends, hang out with old ones, get dirty, get sweaty, eat…

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…