DIRT DIVA & DIRTY GIRL( Xy Weiss)
Javelina 100 miler(26:59)
I want to first say if it wasn't for Xy I wouldn't be going for 4 100's in a row.
The only reason I ended up running this race this year was because of her. I volunteered to pace & crew her two weeks ago. She booked my flight called me back and said if I pay for your entry will you run the whole thing. I didn't think twice and said yes. She said how many people would sign up to run with her on a moments notice not just anyone. That's right! I'm always ready to run 100 miles. So it was a plan. We would run 29:00 hours.
Xy had me run in front of her the whole race I told her I would be the carrot & she was the rabbit.
I felt great almost the whole way, the last 10 miles was tough but it always is. I'm glad I never felt bad because in the night Xy was having problems. She was fine with me running ahead. I would run with her half way between aid stations and make sure she was ok than run ahead and wait. I would end up waiting 10-15min. I was running strong at night and felt fine. I was suprised after winning the 24 hour run.
We ended up getting lost coming out of Headquarters aid station on our 6th loop. So we did an extra 3 mile. There was actually a group of us, who ended up getting lost there. JR ended up being lost and doing extra 7 miles.
Xy is tough and even when she's having problems she smiles and is friendly. She won the Ms. Congeniality award. hmm wonder why ;)
We both finished strong ,at the end we cross the finish line holding hands and smiling. Our time was only 30 min. slower than last year for me. And we finished a couple hours faster than our plan.
I had a great time running the whole 100 miles with such an amazing person. If it wasn't for Xy I would not be going for 4 100's in 4 weeks.
This weekend Mother Road 100.
Thanks Xy for the fun time. Your the best.