Born to Run Ultra Marathon Race Report
May31

Born to Run Ultra Marathon Race Report

  What a fantastic experience!  As with most races, there were some highs, some lows, and some just downright UGLY moments.  But, through it all, I got what I went for – a hard effort before Western States 100,  and a test of my fitness, fluid and nutrition plans, and my equipment – and had a fun trip to boot! After my horrible night’s sleep on Thursday, Friday was a little stressful.  I was trying to finish up last minute prep,...

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Running The Grand Canyon
May30

Running The Grand Canyon

On May 19th, myself and a few of my ultra running friends woke up with the sun along The Grand Canyon’s North Rim. We had driven 12 hours from Colorado to embark on one of Ultra Runnings true Rights of Passage, The Grand Canyon Rim to Rim to Rim (R2R2R). I knew from my extensive research since I first thought about taking on the journey, some 4 years ago now, that it wasn’t an easy sojourn. The Grand Canyon is a massive...

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The Trekking Pole Advantage
May29

The Trekking Pole Advantage

As I struggled up the back side of Hope Pass in 2011′s Leadville 100 Mile Ultra, I was incredibly grateful to have my poles in hand. Or was I? In all the years I’ve been running Ultramarathons, The 2011 Leadville 100 is the only official ultra run where I’ve run any length of the race with a pair of poles in my hand. Over the years, I’ve lurked as the long discussion about poles has played out. Purists are...

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Memorial Day trail run with kids
May28

Memorial Day trail run with kids

Last night Sophie said “Mom, can we go for a run tomorrow morning?” My ears perked up.  The obvious answer was YES. We made a plan to go to Doudy Draw where my usual Saturday Morning gang was running.  I told them that we would run/walk the trail, go as far as we liked, then turn around.  It was OUR day and we had no time constraints. Sophie and Connor are 12 and 9, respectively, and just finished out their 6th and 3rd grade years. ...

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Tutu Cute for You
May28

Tutu Cute for You

I’m not a little girl, or a ballerina, or an album by jazz great Miles Davis. So how did I end up in a tutu at my last 5K?

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