UPCOMING EVENTS for 2016: Puerto Rico Marathon (March), Virginia/Pennsylvania Marathon Double (April), Cedro Peak Ultra 45k (April), Quicksilver 50k (May) NUT 50k (June) Lake Tahoe Trail 50K (July), Cloudsplitter 55K (October)

It's never too late to be what you might have been. --George Eliot

Athena is the Goddess of wisdom and war. In 2005, I declared war on my own bad tendencies: sloth, being fat, compacency, and being too old for adventure. This is the story of how I went from being someone who never stood when she could sit, to being an ultrarunner, marathoner, and triathlete. Along the way I've cried, laughed, fallen, gotten up, lost, won, hallucinated, been dehydrated, DNF'ed, and been DFL.
I also swear. Alot.
"You're never too old to be what you might have been" --George Eliot

Friday, August 22, 2008

The fine art of obsessing.

Today, we spent the day getting ready for Sweet Baboo's first 100-mile ultramarathon. Baboo would like me to share with you a quote by Goethe, that he really likes:

Whatever you do, or dream begin it now...
boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
Begin it now.

Right now, himself is sitting on the couch, staring off into space, trying to think, think, THINK if he's forgotten anything.

How do you get ready to run 100 miles?

Interactive Course map and profile
and, taped to the inside of the lid:

In this blue box, is the following:

Then there's the stuff in the mini-fridge, which will go into a cooler tomorrow:

At the race meeting and packet pickup:

After this picture, the camera mysteriously quit working...



  1. GeekGirl, this is one of my favorite posts of all time!

    Best of luck to Baboo!

  2. Good Luck Sweet Baboo!

  3. That is one fine pace scheme! If he doesn't finish at 5:56 am will he be disappointed? :-)

    Good luck to you both - that's a long day no matter what you're doing. Can't wait to hear all about it.

  4. Good luck to Baboo...how exciting!!

  5. Good Luck SB!
    Smores Pop tarts are quite possibly my most favoritist food ever.

  6. I wonder how that bloke in the pre-race dinner photo will go?

  7. Luck favors the prepared and clearly your husband is very prepared.


    I predict success!

  8. Run Baboo run! (And I LOVE the "Morph" miles!! It's probably a road/place name, or an ultra runner term I don't know but it made me picture Baboo as a Transformer. :D)

  9. Best of luck Baboo! Just one question, how could one possibly run 100 miles on brats, beans and beer? Do they add extra propulsion?


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