Friday, December 21, 2012

48 hour birthday run, 140 miles done!

Once again another birthday run was a success. I want to thank all my friends who joined me. Kathy, Martin, Linda, Jerry, Donato, Joe , mike, Julia and of course Truman who ran a total of 25 miles during the 48 hours.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

OMG it's that time again! Birthday run!

Tomorrow o will be starting my 48 hour birthday run at 3pm. Getting old is fun! LOL... 48 hours not miles. That's just how I do things in my world.
I am running for a cause, I will be raising money for a little dachshund named Annabelle who is undergoing chemo treatment for a tumor.
You can go to my Facebook page and click on the link. I don't know how yo add it from my phone ;-(

Saturday, December 08, 2012

"it's never to late to find passion"

“Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand-and melting like a snowflake.”

It's been awhile, let's see I ran Quad. Dipsea for the 15th time a couple weeks ago! And last weekend was my 5th Ridgecrest 50k which I finished in 5:59.
I have just been training alot and running with Truman. I will be running 48 hours as my b-day run starting Dec. 13th at 4pm and will finish Dec. 15th at 4pm.
Getting old is fun!
I didn't get picked in the western states lottery.
A great article was written in competitor magazine about me in the December issue so pick up the latest copy.
Ok I'm sleepy good night!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Love Life, Live Life

I am very happy to report I was first place and only female finisher of Run D Amore 125 miler.
In a time of 30:07, I was expecting a 33 or 34 hour finish.
This race was the same formate as RDV 100 which was held in august.
They did not have the 125 mile option so I ran the 100 miler in 24:27 I think. Have to check it could of been 25:27 ;-). I had just came off the 224 mile John Muir trail fastback when I ran it.
I was excited that they were having it again and adding the 125 miler.
I had just run Javelina 100 miler 12 days before so didn't think I would be fast. Guess what I was my splits were
Marathon 4:20- 50k 5:25 - 50 miler 9:28- 100k 12:03- 100 miler 23:30- 125 miles 30:07.
My positive attitude and my smart nutrition plan worked well. My last 3 hundreds have went very well for the most part. I think I finally have it figured out. It's taken me 86 hundred mile finishes to do so.
I was most looking forward to running the last 8 miles with my dog Truman.

Fast Jerry paced me through the freezing ass cold night , it got down to 26 degrees. He was awesome as always when it comes to crew and pacer he is the best.
I want to thank Alan & Rajeev and the volunteers and everyone who ran.
I love an event where everyone can cheer each other on.
The race had a 50k, 50m, 100k, 100m and 125 miler. Next year they will get rid of the 125 and make it 135 miles woo hoo!
I am now official qualified for the Spartathlon in Greece, and I have the fastest 125 mile time for females this year since I don't know of any other 125 mile race this year!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Javelina Jundred

I got my 5 year finishers jacket at JJ over the weekend!! Woo hoo!
It was my fastest time on the course too. I finished in 25:15, 15th female and 57th overall.
365 starters and only 161 finishers.
I had a pretty darn good run if I can say so myself.
Thanks to all the volunteers and my awesome pacers Rachel and Scott.
Next up Run D' Amore 125 next weekend ;-)

Sunday, October 21, 2012

People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.

Truman did it!! He ran Rocky Ridge 10k trail race. He finished in 1:11 1st in his age 59th overall. I am so proud of him!! I think he will be able to run a half marathon soon.
We ran in memory of Rocky Ridge RIP little man

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

“It doesn’t matter where you are, you are nowhere compared to where you can go.” -

Rio Del Lago 100 finished!! 28:05.
Happy to report I had a great 70 miles and slowed down but still finished feeling great.
Thanks to my pacers Kathy & Jerry
Next up Truman is running his first race this weekend. Rocky ridge 10k in memory of Rocky who ran his first trail race last year.
I still miss him everyday but having Truman in my life had made my heart smile ;-)

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Positive and negative are directions. Which direction do you choose?

Rio Del lago 100 is this weekend!!!
I feel ready, looking forward to it.
Please send me positive vibes ;-)

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Losers live in the past. Winners learn from the past and enjoy working in the present toward the future. Denis Waitley

It's been a while since I posted.
I didnt run Headlands 100 because I got vertigo the day before and woke race day really bad. There was no way I could drive or walk in a straight line so running was out of the question.
I went to my doctor, it was caused by congestion in my ear.
Training is going well for next weekends Rio del lago 100. Woo hoo

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.

It's been awhile since I posted. Well I have decided to adopt Truman the Dachshund I was fostering. He had a pretty rough 6 years of life. He lived with a hoarder and was adopted out briefly to someone who didn't really want him and gave him back to the hoarder where its obvious he was traumatized on a daily basis. No he is loved and cared for and will always be be safe with me.
He had never been on a walk before and now he has worked his way up to 5 mile trail runs.
Next up for me is Headlands Hundred this weekend. Please send me positive vibes friends. Hope you all are enjoying what's left of Summer.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

“Most people do not know themselves. The real you is not that person you are when times are great, the real you shows when everything goes wrong. Can you hold on, can you keep pushing or do you quit?” – Ian Warner

Run de Vous 100 I finished in a time of 24:27 13th overall 4th female. I am back after two hundred mile DNF's in a row I got my mojo back.
I wasn't sure how I would do on no flat training all my training was at altitude in the mountains for the John Muir trail. I virtually  had no training on anything flat other then a few days of roads. I went into the race knowing at some point I would fall apart so I just went for it.
I knew I would have to start some walk breaks after running 30 miles since in mountain hundreds you get your breaks on the up hills. I would start my walk breaks at the aid station and walk .25 each loop. The race was a 2 mile looped course which was in San Martin near Morgan hill. It was scenic and pretty. I never got bored and loved seeing and passing and encouraging the other runners on the course.
Rajeev the RD is awesome he is the best RD out there so positive and motivating. The volunteers were very attentive to each runner and so helpful. They had a great aid station with everything. The potato leek soup at night was the bomb.
So I waited to fall apart I thought 50 miles nope made it through feeling strong, maybe 60 miles nope still strong, ok 70 nope feeling good! Ok 75 miles I started to slow. I was still moving though. I really fell apart around 12am I got so sleepy, I had to take three naps on the course so it slowed me down. My fault I did not quit caffeine for a week like I normally do, note to self always quit a week before no matter what!
My roommate Jerry came out to help me at mile 75 until the finish he kept me moving and was a Hugh help. He walked a lot with me and we ran some too. He brought Truman the dog we have been fostering, which by the way I haven't made public but I am going to adopt him ;-)
I was going to have Truman pace me the last two miles so I had to make it to 98 miles.
Little Truman did awesome paced me in those last two miles. YAY!!!
I feel great 3 days later went up on Mt. Baldy yesterday and ran my legs were just a little sore.
Thanks to all of you for sending me positive vibes.
I decided not to do the High Sierra trail need a little time to recover but will head out on the Tahoe rim trail next week.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

John muir trail

7 days 2 hours5 min. Totally unsupported. No Yo Yo this year found out on day 4 my uncle Frankie died. I could not miss the memorial. The trail will always be there. Next up Run De Vous 100 this weekend.
I will write a report soon but here are photos for now.
Thanks to Linda and Barb for coming out to cheer at the finish ;-)