Thankful Thursday: Thanks for the Sole

This week I said some goodbyes in my life. I have a hard time with farewells but especially so when I’m parting ways with ones who’ve: Supported me Carried me Cushioned my hard steps along the way Protected me through my stumbles and propelled me to my greatest personal goals We’ve spent countless, untold hours…

Torture Report: Enter the Pain Cave, Springtime in the Rockies

(G) Our 2015 ultra season began this weekend and it didn’t come without lots of learning opportunities. Land Between the Lakes 60K ++ (we got some bonus miles thrown in for free) brought me to what Swaggy J calls the pain cave, I think it was more like being in shock. About 4.5 miles from…

Torture Report: Wonder Woman Has Limits, So It Begins

(L) The much pondered and long-awaited answer to my decision about the Outrun 24 2015 has been made. I officially bailed out of the race yesterday. G called almost immediately after the email had been sent to the race director. It’s like her radar was on high alert. She responded by saying she knew what…

Torture Report: Sacred Running, Race Countdown and Humpty

11 Weeks and Counting… (L)  Somehow 12 weeks seemed like such a good distance to be away from the race and now that it is 11 weeks away…my heart is pounding.  Only 7 days have passed and yet I feel like my training schedule just took a giant leap forward.  Anyone reading this each week…