Monday, May 19, 2014

Ohlone wilderness 200 mile run

I am still amazed and how great I felt during the Ohlone 200 miler.

The first two days I just survived the heat of the day the last night I had to surviving howling wind and cold temps. I kept my mind positive and focused the whole time.

I need to thank those who made my run a success ; Ohlone 50k RD Larry Engle who have me the green light  to do my 200, of course to my favorite parks people EBRP all the rangers , Gordon, Neil, John , Paul and Mark who think I'm crazy but help me by telling the East bay parks police I know what I'm doing and I'm safe so it allows me to do crazy ass runs out there after the park is closed.

My pacers who took time out from their busy life to help me get to the finish Kathy D'Onofrio my main girl, who has been a part of all my crazy adventures since 2008 I think, without her I think I would have a hard time she has taught me a lot about staying positive, Donato Polignone who can talk my ear off and makes me laugh with all his crazy adventure stories plus he believes in me which is the key to keep me moving, Todd Shipman who this was his first time pacing me he had the hardest job the last 50 miles being a father of 1 year old twins I knew he would have patients when I slowed way down. He is training for the Tahoe 200 so it was important for him to see how a person gets when being awake for 76 hours. Each of you were rockstars and we all have great stories to tell I'm sure.

A big thank you to my roommate Jerry  for always allowing me to use his house as base camp ;-) and one last  thank you to David Christofili for all your messages while I was out there.

Also thanks to all my friends on FB for following me and believing in me. Oh and Trumie the dirt Doxie for pacing me 4 miles 


Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Smells like team spirit

Smells like team spirit!
Damn I deleted my whole story on accident. I'm going to make it quick and will rewrite something later
Badwater Salton sea 81 miles run with a team. Our team was 8th overall 3rd in mixed team division we rocked it!

Next up Ohlone 200 in 3 days please send me positive vibes