A Day of Nothing #TheRunningWriter

This morning, about the time I’m typing this, I had been scheduled to be running down the South Rim of the Grand Canyon on my grand adventure of running Rim to Rim to Rim (R2R2R). Instead. Here I am:  I get to spend the next week pretty much like this. Foot up. Netflix binge-watching on the TV. And my little friend Rocket carrying me around the house. I’d been planning the R2R2R adventure for over a year. My sweet hubby and I were going to do it together. He’s never done Rim to Rim, and I’ve done it twice. But[…]

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When You’re Down #TheRunningWriter

I miss my trails. Like big time. I’m used to running 30-40 miles per week  I’m used to spending hours out on the trails, frolicking amongst the wildlife, watching sunrises, and bonding with my Trail Sisters. I knew I loved it, but I never realize just how much until I have to step away from it for a while.  Right now, as I sit on my patio watching the sun rise over the hills I’m normally running, I asked my myself, “How will I make it through the next couple of months?”   It’s a fair question for anyone faced[…]

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Antelope Canyon 55k Race Report #TheRunningWriter

ANTELOPE CANYON 55K Antelope Canyon was put on by Vacation Races, and the race sells out fairly quickly, so I signed up what felt like ages ago. So, when race day came, I was extra excited. Seems like the longer I train / wait for a race start, the more hyped up I am. The race was Saturday March 9th, but we chose to leave on Thursday the 7th to avoid any rushing/issues that might pop up. We wanted to get settled in and then have Friday for a relaxed prep-time for the race! Page, AZ is a pretty town.[…]

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Copper Hills 4 Peak Challenge Race Report #TheRunningWriter #CH4Peak

Wow. Another race down, another set of life-long memories made. This was the third time I’d run the Copper Hills 4 Peak Challenge. And I have to tell you, this race gets better with each year. The volunteers are amazing, encouraging and energetic. I roped my friend Kristin into joining me, and I had a blast running with her! We started out on Sunrise mountain. It was pretty dark, so I was glad I had my Knuckle Light. The temps were perfect. Cold at the start is exactly where you want to be. Because, especially with running, you’ll warm up[…]

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Epic Adventures #TrailSisters #TheRunningWriter

I can’t put into words how amazing this adventure was. It’s days later and I’m still thinking about it. These two amazing women are strong, beautiful, funny, quirky, inspiring, compassionate, loving, self-less, encouraging. They just make me smile. I was privileged to spend just under five and a half hours with them running down the Grand Canyon to the river and then back up. It’s not an easy feat as it included more than 6,500 feet of climbing (according to Strava). At points it was so steep we were all but crawling. It was invigorating and challenging. We kept encouraging[…]

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