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