Friday, August 5, 2011

Please make NO assumptions about me

Controversy is fluttering about! A recent blog post recently criticized a group fun run known as 24HoT (24 Hours of Towers). I was a participant in this group, and had a fabulous time with some of my favorite friends. The blogger is an ultra runner as well, and commented on our running in the heat...specifically one that they wanted to suck on some ice. The blogger eluded to the assumption that myself and my friend must be inexperience. Nothing could be farther from the truth! I have been at long distance running a long time (my first 24hr was in 1994), and my friend has had finishes in 3 100 milers in the past 12 months, top finishes in 50 milers and 50K's.

The fact of the matter is that we were on our last lap for a while, and we always bitch back and forth to each other when doing our runs. We love to dream of that Big City Burrito while we run. It doesn't mean we're not enjoying ourselves...we just find the banter funny. In fact after my hot lap I sat down, ate huge burger and mozz sticks, jumped in the rez, and downed two beers before heading up for my final and best lap. No ice bandana or hat needed. I did learn from my previous lap and took a full pack of water though I barely used it. I know my limitations, and my strengths.

I hope this clears up any confusion of what we were doing, and what qualifications have.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Ghost Town 38.5 2011

Well....I have to say that my running is off to a much better start this year than last year. Last year began with me dropping from the entrants at GT due to a lack of babysitter. Than medical issues, and injuries...BOOOOOOOO! I was determined to not repeat a bad start.

All of that said....I went to Hillsboro 15 pounds over my race weight...crap...I weighed more that Nick Pedatella. I was also SEVERELY undertrained. Since I can't run by myself, I decided to make it a fun run with my friend Kristel....which it turned out to be till mile 32ish. We still finished in great shape and tied for 2nd woman OA.

This was awesome, due to the fun time I had with great freinds, but little did I know the best was yet to come. The best was that I was totally recovered by Tuesday, and I had my best week of running in over a year! My hammy is feeling 98%, and more importantly I feel mentally there! I'm ready to wupp some ass, in a nice way of course!

Ghost Town started off the year in best way possible! Thanks to Kristel, Pete, Nick, Nick's sister, Mary, Jen, Jim, Chris G., Kari, Susan, Matt, and everyone else. A SUPER GRACIAS to my Chris my hubby for heading up the home front! Te amo!