Monday, November 29, 2010

"Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional."
~Chili Davis~

These first couple photos were taken on Fridays long run in Sunol. It was an awesome day.

This picture was taken Saturday right after I finished my 13th Quad. dipsea 28 mile race. It was my 4th fastest time in a time of 6:36. The trail was muddy, slippery and wet. It rained off and on with periods of Sun. The weather I thought was awesome, it was perfect training for HURT 100.
These last few photos are from Sunday(yesterday) a little 10 mile recovery run around Maguires peaks in Sunol with Rocky it was a bit on the muddy side but was an awesome day for a 3 hour run ;-)
Next up for me is Ridgecrest 50k in SoCal next weekend. Hopefully the doc. gives Andy the ok to run it. The best part is I get to spend 4 days with my love ;-) Yay for that!!!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

RIP 1996-2002

I Only Wanted You...They say memories are golden well maybe that is true. I never wanted memories, I only wanted you. A million times I needed you,a million times I cried. If love alone could have saved you you never would have died. In life I loved you dearly, In death I love you still. In my heart you hold a place no one could... ever fill.If tears could build a stairway and heartache make a lane, I'd run the path to heaven and bring you back again. Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same.But as God calls us one by one,the chain will link again.

Oskar 96-02 gone but never forgotten. I miss you still my little guy
;-( You are in my heart and I love you Oskar. It's been 8 years since
you went away. See you in the next life. xoxo

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

"Say what you want and be who you are because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." - Dr Seuss
We had a blast working the Spooner cove races for Coastal trail runs last Saturday.
We lucked out with nice weather since it rained all night and a bit in the morning . The clouds parted and the sun came out.
Andy & I worked the aid station then swept the course we had so much fun. The course is spectacular with awesome views.
I am getting excited about running Quad. dipsea this weekend I think it will be number 12 or 13 for me.

I hope everyone has a safe and awesome Thanksgiving. I will be doing what I do best and that is a long run on Thanksgiving. I will be giving thanks for being healthy and alive.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Nothing is more important than reconnecting with your bliss. Nothing is as rich. Nothing is more real.
Deepak Chopra
What a beautiful Fall day for a 30+ miler I think I ran at least 33 ;-) forgot my Garmin and only wanted to run 30 but got swept away and lost in my thoughts and just kept going.
I always try to do my Friday long run alone , it's my time to push myself and just run and have fun. And I love being alone in the wilderness too.
I love not being on a schedule and go out and see where my body takes me.
Tomorrow I will do a 40+ mile run with my friends. Jerry, Mike, Julia and Mylinh & Joe will meet us somewhere along the way.
I hope everyone gets a chance to play in the wilderness this weekend ,wherever you live ;-)
BTW top picture is the New HTFU hoodie it kept me nice and warm this morning.
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Monday, November 08, 2010


A friend is someone who sees through you and still enjoys the view.
Awesome weekend of running. Ran 35 miles on Saturday. Julia started with me and ran around 9 miles with me then turned around she was tired and sore from a weight workout from the two days before.
I continued on and it was a beautiful day. Ran down to Ed Levin/Sandy wool lake It is and awesome place to run to. I forgot how much I like that area.
On the way out I saw tons of hang gliders at one point there was 10 in the air and at the highest launch point there were at least 15 waiting to go.
I was surprised I saw a lot of hikers out there, I ran into a group of 10.
I enjoyed the quite solitude and the alone time with myself to reflect on things to come ;-)

On a 9 hour run you have lots of time to think about life.
I really felt good most of the run, which is nice I didn't really have any low points which means I'm getting stronger and able to push harder ;-)

I ran Sunday with Mike and the weather was a totally different story. We started around 12:20 and it was pouring, we were both freezing our asses off by the time we were on the top of the peak. We decided a 3 hour run was good enough for the day.
There were actually a few people out there which makes me smile knowing we are not the only hard core people out there.

Next Saturday I am taking a few friends on a 40+mile run we will start at my house run to Ed Levin and back to my house then to Sunol and back . If anyone whats to run let me know you can make it shorter and just go to Ed Levin and back 22 miles ;-) or not do the whole thing and do 30 miles or even less.
Have a great day!!

Friday, November 05, 2010

I think Rocky is the most amazing dog; he gives me unconditional love. For me he is the role model for being alive.
wow another gorgeous day to run. I decided to take Rocky on a 6 mile Mission Peak run. I am trying to take him on 2 longer runs a week from 6-10 miles. He really enjoys being on the trail.
When he was younger it wasn't the case. But he has the confidence since he has gotten older and knows what he is capable of, just like a person.
I know he brings joy to people who meet us on the trail. I see them struggling then we pass by and they are amazed, such a small dog can move up hill so well.
I think it inspires them ;-)
Tomorrow I will be out and about with Julia on a 33 mile run it will be a blast since we haven't run together in a while. Looking forward to it.
Ok off to work enjoy your weekend people!

Thursday, November 04, 2010

MISSION PEAK.................

Can someone please tell Summer that it's actually Fall :-)
What an awesome morning to run 70 degrees at 9:30 and it's November.
I'm actually not complaining. I will take the nice weather why I can.
Ran 15 miles and every 2 miles I did 50 squats and 50 lunges a good ass and legs workout for sure.
I suggest you all get out on the trails today since we have this beautiful weather. I am headed to work soon.
I can't believe the amount of trash people leave on my trail I picked up 7 pieces of trash. Make sure when you are out on the trail to always try to pick up 3 pieces of trash like I do. We can make the trails a more beautiful place!!!

MY CHOICE MY DESTINY..............

My will shall shape the future. Whether I fail or succeed shall be no man's doing but my own. I am the force; I can clear any obstacle before me or I can be lost in the maze. My choice; my responsibility; win or lose, only I hold the key to my destiny.
Elaine Maxwell

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

People Are Like Stained-Glass

People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.

I hope everyone had a happy Halloween. We did, I went to Andys with Rocky for 5 days it was great to get away. We were very busy since Halloween is Rockys holiday. He wore his hot dog bun costume again and it was a hit. I was a harlequin girl again and Andy a peanut.
We got some trail running in took Rocky up on the Mt. Wilson trail. That dog loves to run.
Andy took me to see Nightmare before Christmas in 4D in Hollywood that was fun.

We mostly hung out in Sierra madre. Friday they had the costume parade for kids we took Rocky ;-)
Sunday we went down Algeria street in Sierra Madre. It is a street that all the homeowners deck their houses out for Halloween and they block off the street thounds of people come to look at the displays.
Andy drove back with me and Rocky since he had to fly out for work in Atlanta so we spent the night in San francisco.
We had such an awesome time together. looks like me and my sweetie won't see each other until Ridgecrest 50k race ;-( Being apart really makes us appreciate each other and we know how much we love each other. We really have so much fun when we are together he can really make me laugh.
Ok now I need to start training for HURT 100 ;-)

But first up heading to my fascial stretch therapy session with Dr. Hunt ;-)