Wednesday, May 25, 2011


So, having just now started my 3 month leave from work to study I checked my facebook and saw Brooks has released a bunch of new color options in their shoes. I want the Cascadias SO BAD. Since I am poor and am not working in order to study for this epic test so I may one day have an actual profession I cannot purchase them.
Oh, Cascadia 6 I want you soooo bad.
I could use you for the Laurel or the 100 miler in September.

Link to the awesomeness.


77 Miles

On June 11th I'll be running 77 miles in PA. I've only recently started to rebuild. I had the best run (feeling wise) I've had in a long time yesterday out on the bike path. I was ecstatic. Today at the gym I dared to go below 10 minute miles on the treadmill doing 3 miles at a little over 7 minute pace. It felt awesome. I have to build up my stamina again. I'm basically, physically speaking, where I was around August of last year. It's prolly a bit insane that I'll be running 77 miles in a few weeks but what people don't seem to understand is that to me being out in the woods for 24 hours by myself is a fun vacay. It's a good time. So whether I'm ready to run it is irrelevant to me.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

I don't mean to brag, I don't mean to boast, but I'm intercontinental when I eat French toast

I'm "running" the Laurel Highlands 77 mile run on June 11th and I would just like to say I'm officially screwed and I am most likely 100% insane as I'm 100% not ready for this race but NOTHING will stop me from trying.

I'm either extremely brave or extremely stupid. Probably just extremely stupid.

This guy I work with a few weeks ago was telling my boss about my racing antics that I do when I'm injured and she told him how I drove home from work at 2am during a middle of a tornado warning/storm with high winds last month while they decided to wait it out.

Then he said to me: "What is wrong with you? Are you trying to be a stunt woman or just trying to test the Gods or something?"


Then he made a plea to me that I shouldn't race that weekend. It got to me and the thing he said about testing the gods maybe rang true on some level or at least made me stop and think about it and that's partially the reason I didn't do the Tie Dye 50k in April...someone actually got some common sense through to me.

No one even has a chance of getting common sense through to me about the Laurel because I've blocked any common sense from getting into my head.

Also, I'm doing Another Dam least part of it.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Capon Valley 50k

I was not prepared to do this race, I didn't carb up, I drank liqour the night before, and I am still nursing some injuries...which might be from what a new doctor I'm seeing says is basically Phase II spinal degeneration.


It was SO BEAUTIFUL. The hills were plentiful and brutal. Nothing like I've ever ran on before (and by ran I mean walk up). The views were amazing. Honestly, being out there, out on any trail, there is no place else I would rather be. I like meeting people out there.However, I also like the solitude I find in running trails. Its peaceful, rejuvenates my spirits, I don't need to pretend. It's just me and nature. Ha, I wouldn't mind living in a cabin somewhere up in the mountains.