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Dawn to Dusk to Dawn, 2016

Why do I write race reports? I’m really not sure. I feel like I open myself up to criticism and unwanted critique just racing, and then almost ask for more by writing about the racing after. Yet here I go again… D3. My first 24 hour race. I knew going into this that my A … Continue reading

Brazos Bend 50 Miler, April 2016

Sometimes, I sit down to write a race report and my mind will not cooperate. I WANT to want to write, but I just don’t want to write…no words…no focus…Candy Crush…here it goes any how. In Texas, we don’t have seasons like most of the U.S. does. What we have here is summer, and various … Continue reading

Desert Solstice, 2015

December 19, 2015, 8am sharp, and we are off. 24 hours of running (forward motion!) is my goal. I knew going into this that I was under trained and under prepared. But truthfully, I wasn’t sure that mattered much. I feel like the few good running performances I have had came when I wasn’t trained … Continue reading

Run. Run far. Run fast. Run hard. Run until you fall and then get back up and Run. Let your legs burn, your chest burn, your side ache and your feet hurt. Let your heart quit and your brain curse you. But Run. Run. What is your passion? I mean, really. What gets your heart … Continue reading

Arkansas Traveler 2015

The Arkansas Traveler is a mostly rutty-type jeep road 100 miler with 7 or so miles of spectacular single track trail early on, and around 1200 ft of elevation gain. This isn’t one of the “hard” 100s but it’s no Rocky Raccoon either (and I don’t think RR100 is quite as “easy” as it’s reputation, … Continue reading

Hells Hills 50k, 2015

The last three races I’ve run, I’ve decided to run last minute. Why? Because my training is totally unfocused and funny right now. Why? Because I am not sure how to dial in for a race- what to train FOR. Yet I love to train. So I’ve been training, building speed and getting my miles … Continue reading

Nueces 50k, 2015

For fun 50k races are my favorite! “For fun” means it doesn’t involve tapering, planning or training like a “Race” would. A for fun race is a training run that’s a race.. All Fun!!!!🙂 And 50k’s are short enough to be much easier then 50milers. This adds to the fun for me big time.😉 Nueces … Continue reading