I have been training for my first 100 mile race. I am running the Pine to
Palm 100 mile race on September 15th. My training has been, um, interesting?
It has been a constant learning experience. I am experimenting with my cross
training, nutrition, hydration.... just about everything. That is the easy
stuff. The most challenging piece has been fatigue. I am a busy girl. I have
four children and a life outside of my training. I'd be lying if I told you
that I didn't whine and moan on the occasional pre-dawn run. Some days are
harder than others.
I have been asked the question (quite frequently) "why would you want to run
100 miles?" Well..... honestly I don't really know. There is a drive in me to
surpass what seems humanly possible. I am fascinated by people who overcome
emotional and physical hurdles that seem insurmountable. Oh, I don't know....
talk to me after my race and maybe my answer will be better. I just have a drive
in me to do better. I want to push myself to my limit. And to be honest, I have
no idea what that limit is. Again, my answer might be more clear after my
We all do amazing things. I hope that at some point in your life you push
yourself to do something that scares you. It could be running 1 mile or a
marathon. It could be getting a college degree. It could be starting a family.
There is a way to safely live on the edge. Try it! Hopefully I will see you
Nike- Find Your Greatness
Consciousness is Relative!
As I sit and get back into the blog-o-sphere, I have a concussion on my head.
It was SO silly and stupid. But, to be honest, I'm rather mad about it. I
have been working my butt off stay healthy. I use ice baths, epsom salt soaks,
ice packs, rollers, yoga.... And I have been forced into a rest day. I was told
by my my coach that head injuries and the subsequent changes in consciousness
that come from them are rather important. Yeah yeah yeah... Consciousness is
Backing up a bit, I have had an awesome summer so far. I can now officially
call myself and ULTRA-RUNNER! I ran 40 miles in The Run for the Fallen on July
28th. We honored the 63 Fallen Heroes and their families and friends. We ran 1
kilometer for each Connecticut service member that has been killed. It was an
honor. There is not much I can do for those that have sacrificed their lives
for our freedom, but I have been blessed with the ability to run. So... I did
just that. I raised $1500 for The Wounded Warrior Project and the donations are
still coming in! Thank you all!
I am now registered for my first 100 mile race!!!!!! I am competing in The
Pine to Palm 100 in Oregon on September 15th-16th. My hotel is booked and
airline tickets are purchased. I have enlisted the help of a coach. Life is
With all of this said, I am following the advice to rest. This may seem
obvious to the "normal" folks but I am complying begrudgingly. However, I will
be out tomorrow pre-dawn. Maybe I will see you out there. If you're thinking
that I'm crazy... well ok. If I was normal, I'd be boring and you most likely
wouldn't be reading this blog right now.
Be well! Be safe!! Have Fun!!!
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