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…

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…

The road to Western States starts here! (part 1/6)

Contemplating the enormity of making a dream come true, I want to keep some thoughts and experiences close to the forefront of my mind and hopefully share and inspire someone else to follow their dreams. The road to this dream started about 8 or 9 years ago, over weight, out of shape, unhappy with my…

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…