Running in 2018 …

A couple of weeks ago, I blogged about my road to 180 races. My 180th race will be July 24th — pretty much SMACK in the middle of the year. So that means I’ve got January through July pretty much covered — but, what about the last half? What’s after my 180th race? That’s a good question. While I am trying to figure out my 2018 race schedule, I’ve had a couple focuses — one,…

I am soooooo close to my goal …

Wow. After this past weekend’s race — I realized that I am only 19 races away from my goal! NINETEEN! I’m in the TEENS! Time flies so fast. It’s hard to believe that I’ve been doing this now for over six years. But, it’s also hard to believe that I am reaching this 10 year goal — three years early! Who would have thought? Who would have imagined the experiences I’ve had, races I’ve run…

RACE #152: AF Canyon Race Against Cancer

The past couple of months have been difficult. Dealing with my sprained ankle and the subsequent recovery has taken a toll on me, both physically and emotionally. It’s been frustrating feeling and being slower than where I wanted to be, especially at this point in the summer. I’m trying to stay positive about it, which is easier said than done. This past week I started physical therapy on the ankle, which gave me a lot…

This should be my 2017 race schedule …

Okay, I think I’ve got my complete 2017 race schedule figured out. I think. Which is a definite maybe. But, let me explain it a little bit. I have a race each month except December. I might add a race in December, but I am not planning on it. It’s a good rest month after a long year of running. My busiest month is June. I have seven races planned for the month. Yes, seven….

RACE #123: AF Canyon Race Against Cancer

I’m still trying to collect my thoughts on this race. Going into the race — I had some pretty high expectations for myself. I’m not sure if I set those too high or what? I was shooting for a 2:30-2:39:59 finish time — something I felt was doable after Drop13 a couple weeks ago. And, that didn’t happen. I was off about 20 minutes to be exact. But, this race really was a tale of two races….

InstaReplay: AF Canyon Race Against Cancer

WOWWEE! That was a tough run. I ran the AF Canyon Race Against Cancer this morning. It was tough. I’m a little sore (well, whole lotta sore). I went into the race shooting for a 2:30-2:40 race time and I was on pace for that finish time coming down the canyon. But, around mile 9-10 I tripped on a stupid bump on the Cedar Hills Trail caused by a tree root. I’m fine — it…

My 50 Mile Training Plan …

I am getting really excited for the Pony Express 50 in October — sure it’s still 7 months away — but, I am getting really, really excited to just tackle the crap out of it. I would do it tomorrow if I knew I could — well, I am sure I could — but, I’d be one hot mess if I tried. I am simply not prepared to tackle it physically, mentally and emotionally. I…