Off the Couch is Fun….

Marin 50K March 10th, 2018 After Western States I’ve not really wanted to run. I did my internship with TRTA and still love being on the trail, just not so much the running part. I still sign up for races though, figure that if I keep trying the passion will return. Marin 50K, I did…

Eight is Great!

Another year, another CIM I suppose! This year is a bit different after all the highs (and all the lows) of Western States I’ve had a hard time getting back into the swing of things. It also probably didn’t help that I took 10 weeks off of running to pursue my trail building ambitions.  But…

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…

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!…

The fog, the moss, and oh the views!

Another Saturday, another long run….or at least is how I plan on going into this race. Ultimately I signed up because I’m tired of running in the snow and the mud, so voila, MUC50K… hooray! Jenny Capel and I carpooled over the hill and she books us beds in a hostel, I’ve only stayed in hostels…

The road to Western States!! (Part duex)

February has come and gone and honestly…. I’m happy to see it go. First half was a tough go, lots more weather…not a lot of sunshine…and oh so many road miles. My body has been hurting, my Vitamin D levels have been low, and I seemingly had zero motivation for running. Thankfully I’ve got an…

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…

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…