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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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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I’ve got a racing mascot

Thanks to a friend and all her creativity, I have a new racing mascot. Check it out: Isn’t that the sweetest thing EVER? Anyone who knows me, or watches my social media, knows I love stuffed animals. They just make me smile. Well, I have a 20-miler race tomorrow: The 4 Peaks Challenge, and I know this little cutie will be with me at the start…maybe not during the run, but before and after!! So, if you see me out there, be sure to say HI! And don’t forget, you can come along side me as my racing adventures continue[…]

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Rim to Rim Adventure with my #TrailSisters

WOW. Yeah, I’m an author and I can’t think of a better word to describe my adventure yesterday. Starting at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, then jogging/hiking to the South Rim. 25 miles.  10 hours total time. 7 hrs 45 minutes of jogging/hiking time. A challenge not made for the weary, that’s for sure. About 15 miles down, which is so hard on the legs, then about 9-ish miles back up, out of the Canyon. That’s where the challenge really starts as far as I’m concerned. Even after thirty minutes of rest and refueling at the bottom (Phantom Ranch),[…]

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True Partners-Dam Good Run Race Recap

So thankful for this guy. This  past Sunday’s 24k race was a beauty. HOT and difficult, but at the end, I ran right into the lake. My sweet hubby (and Coach) joined me. This picture, taken by Trailsister, Courtney Bullock, tells it all. He’s my rock. There for me through it all. We didn’t start this race, The Dam Good Run (since it went over the Lake Pleasant Dam) until 7:30am. That’s pretty late in the running world, especially in the desert. I made sure I hydrated pretty well the previous days, knowing it was going to be a hot[…]

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#TBT 50-miler

Boy do I have a Throw Back. December, 2016. 52 miles running. 11 hours 54 minutes. I was reminded of this because last weekend I went on a hike at Lost Dog (picture on your right). And I saw the top of Thompson’s Peak…the one I climbed during this 50-miler. Yeah, it’s that massive mountain with the towers on it behind me in this top pictures. It’s the one I have nightmares of…  😉 I’m kidding (mostly). They’re fond nightmares…er…memories. After 32 miles of running, I faced off with that massive mountain, and I made it. It was an amazing[…]

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