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…

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…

Running Doubts…

I am two weeks into my trail marathon (or 25.4 mile race which is close enough to a marathon I just call it that) training. It has been a long time since I trained for a distance that long, and when I did last train for a marathon I can’t really say I trained that…

Running Mountains Again….

Well I’ve done it again….registered for a long trail race/run. I’ve really enjoyed running Imogene Pass the past couple of years, but I wanted/needed something to run in the spring. In the past Clint and I have done the Colfax 1/2 marathon, but honestly I get real tired of running on pavement and up a…

Up And Over Again….

The weekend after Labor Day is going to start becoming a tradition for meā€¦the last two years I have spent it running up and over Imogene Pass in south west Colorado from Ouray to Telluride with about 1200 or so other crazy people.  I trained differently this year, more endurance and longer distance runs. Granted…

Chasm Running….

Last Friday Clint and I went for a good trail run/altitude training/time without kiddos/refreshing moment up to Chasm Lake at the base of Longs Peak. It was all in one. And much needed. It was nearly 3000 feet in altitude gain in the 4.3 miles up, but we had a gorgeous day and got an…