Monday, March 29, 2010

I did , I did It!!!! Well we both did Andy and I both set 100 mile PR's Andy ran 18:45 and I ran 22:09. It was an awesome day for us both. Andy caught me on his last loop with 11 miles to go. We ran his last loop together it was amazing to share his PR with him. I then went back out solo on my last loop. I felt great most of the day. And in the first time in a long time in a hundred mile race I didn't get a single blister woo hoo. That in itself in priceless. Ok more to come later gotta go to work just got home now off to work. I'm on my hundred mile high and I love it!!!

What happens to you does not matter: what you become through those experiences is all that is significant. This is the true meaning of life.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

INNER PEACE................
Inner peace brings fulfillment. Attain it, and life works, give it away, and happiness becomes elusive.
Woo Hoo heading to North Carolina tomorrow I'm running Umstead 100 this weekend my friends.
I would so love it if you send me positive vibes during the race.
I want to do well and with your energy I can't go wrong.
This pictures were taken this past weekend. I did a run with George on Mt. Wilson Friday. Saturday meet up with Coach LeClair from elite fitness academy . He is in charge of the group runs for the Mt. Wilson trail race. Took Rocky out on that one 3 miles.

I hung out at the LA marathon with Rocky and George to cheer Andy on and all the other runners. It was fun. I lost my voice from screaming so much.

I even made a cute sign for Andy...I had a very busy week. Now it's time to focus on what's next Umstead 100.
I leave early..I hope you all have a great weekend. Get outdoors ;-)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

When the pond is still, the reflection is clear. When the mind is still, the reflection of life is clear. Reflection brings clarity.
These pictures were taken during our 9.5 hour run on the way to Cool course starting and ending at Auburn damn overlook. It was a wet and rainy day.
Just like most of my long runs lately.

The good news the weather was perfect for the Way two cool 50k race that I volunteered at on Saturday.
The weather is changing and I can feel Winter changing into Spring.

I will be in SoCal this weekend with Rocky doing my last long run for Umstead 100 with my friend George. I will be at the LA marathon cheering on Andy and the other crazy marathon runners. It's rally not my cup of tea running road Marathons.
This will be the first time I have watched a marathon in my life ;-) It will be interesting. I'm sure I will hop on the course to run a few miles with Andy ;-)

Coyote two mooners working HWY 49 aid. Catra , Dan and Jenny

Thursday, March 11, 2010

There are two ways of meeting difficulties. You alter the difficulties or you alter yourself to meet them. Phyllis Bottome
Just want to wish every who is running Way too cool 50k good luck.. Make sure you say hi to me at the check-in and at HWY 49 where I will be working the aid station.

Tomorrow I will be running from the Damn overlook out to Cool then doing the way to cool trail then running back to Auburn.

Where are meeting at 8am so come run part or all.

I love my little furry son he's the best little guy ever. Rocky you Rock!!!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success. Norman Vincent Peale

The reason why I finished Coyote two moons 100 is because I trained hard and I believed in myself and I refused to quit. Running 100 miles isn't suppose to be easy. Yeah, you're going to hurt and feel low at some point but you must beleive it will get better as you go along.
This pictures are from various training runs or races I did before C2M. I'm already planning my C2M attack next year.
Way 2 Cool 4 Cool 40 mile run Friday...Start at the Damn over look the dirt lot next to where AR 50 finishes. I have been running the 40 mile training run for the past 10 years. Well last year I didn't do it because C2M 100 was the same weekend.
We will start the run at 8am if you're interested let me know. You can do part or all. It should be fun. I will be working Check-in for Way two cool 50k on Saturday and I will also be at HWY 49.
Let me know if you want to run Friday.

Monday, March 08, 2010

“I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. And because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.”– Hellen Keller

I finished Coyote two moons 100. I was one of 28 finishers. I worked hard and it paid off. I was in the 35 hour start group and I finished with one minute to spare talk about a close call.

It was all of you who sent me positive energy when I needed it most, it is what got me to that finish line.

Ok here are a couple pictures. I will write a report later. I love you all!

Monday, March 01, 2010

BE HAPPY.............
Happy people learn that happiness, like sweat, is a by-product of activity. You can only achieve happiness if you are too busy living your life to notice whether you are happy or not. Frank PittmanI noticed while running the other day with my friend Julia and her dog.
That as I ran alone down the peak I came in contact with at least 200 hikers and a few runners.
I said hi to all of them and noticed that maybe 30 of them said hi back.
Really people ,does it take that much effort to be friendly. I understand people are shy ,or don't want to be bothered but come on.
The world would be a better place if you just took a second to smile back, you don't really need to say anything. A smile means hello as far as I'm concerned.

I just would never be rude and not say hi back unless I didn't hear someone. Even in races when I am feeling lower then low I usually muster up a grunt at least if not a smile to.

I was happy to be out on the trail with Julia and her dog Sophie it was a very beautiful day.

Today Rocky and I went to the first bench on Mission Peak, 3.5 miles round trip. He ran the whole way up the hill proud of that little man ;-)
I often feel Rocky and I are alike he is stubborn yet determined, and is always excited to go for a run. We kind of look the same, Short and compact ;-)

I am getting very excited about Coyote 2 moons 100 miler which starts for me Friday at 11pm I'm in the #3 start group. I would love it if you all could send me positive vibes starting then until Sunday at 10am since I should be finished before then.