A Weekend With Champions

This past weekend Leighton got to participate in a gymnastics clinic in Denver with some of the top mens gymnasts in the nation. I found the clinic by accident a few weeks ago when the Gymnastics World Championships were going on and there wasn’t TV coverage of the men’s routines and Leighton wanted to watch…

Long View 1/2 Marathon

I didn’t really plan on running a road 1/2 or full marathon again after I discovered trail marathons because trail marathons are far more beautiful and enjoyable and my slow times don’t really matter on trail marathons because really just getting up and down all the hills and somehow making it to the end of…

Desert Rats Trail Marathon 2019

I found myself Saturday morning running many many miles in Western Colorado. We couldn’t have asked for a better day. It started really cool before the sun came up while we were waiting at the start line. I think it was in the. Mid 30s. Clint got a few photos of me waiting for everything…

Bobcat Ridge Trail Run….

The day after we took the kids on a hike at Bobcat Ridge Clint and I decided to go for a trail run. Well I ran and Clint rode his bike. We couldn’t have asked for a better day and the kids were super excited for an excuse to spend the morning at my parents….

Trail Running 2019…

And I’ve signed up for another trail marathon….not because my last 1/2 marathon went so well (ie it totally didn’t) but because I want to prove to myself that I can do it and because I really really love trail running. Even if I’m super slow and fail terribly at it. Although I think this…

The Final Mile…

Last week I finally hit my goal. For the last number of years I set a goal of running 1000 miles in a year, and the closest I’ve ever gotten was 820. But this year on December 6th I hit that 1000 mile mark. I wish I could say that it was a gorgeous trail…

That Time I Almost Finished Last In A Race….

Um yeah….so that happened this weekend. Technically I wasn’t last, I finished 30 minutes before Clint who had an injured foot and a 20ish year old girl with bad knees, and then about an hour before a 50-something and 3 60+ year olds….so by all accounts I was pretty much last. Granted those running the…

Bolder Boulder 2018

This past Monday on Memorial Day we ran the Bolder Boulder, it was my 6th (I think), Leighton’s 4th, Clint’s 2nd, and Caedmon’s 1st. Leighton and I ran together because he qualified for a faster wave and Clint and Caedmon went together. It was the perfect running day as well, it started out cool and…

Collegiate Peaks Trail Run 2018

Sometimes in life I have really great ideas. Other times….well not so much. After finishing Imogene Pass Run last fall I decided I wanted a spring race and I wanted it to be pretty and not too long. Not too specific but those were my criteria. So in my google searching I stumbled upon the…

Putting the Miles In…

In just a little over a month I’ll be running up some mountains for a trail marathon. I haven’t run a marathon since 2007 and the running part of that was questionable at best as I struggled from mile 13 on and walked a good portion of that race. So I haven’t attempted a marathon…