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

Monday, August 02, 2010

Brief post.

I'm officially entered into the Javalena Jundred.  Which is way more expensive than just talking about doing it.  This past week, I finished my first 'real' training week; it was a 50 mile week, and now I figure I can think of about 10 different synonyms for how tired I am.

Saturday after our wet, splashy 20 mile hike/walk/run, we stopped at Subway to get sandwiches.  I can't believe how fast I made that foot long disappear, but I had the presence of mind to turn town chips, which is amazing, for me.

So this Subway is about 60 miles from town, and who was sitting there but our family doctor!  It was pretty gratifying to run into our PCP while on our good behavior.  I've sat in his office, and can attest that we're probably the more healthier of the folks that come in there.

So that's it.  That's all I was going to say.  I'm tired, I'm hungry, and about $240 poorer than I was earlier today. I know that's cheaper than an Ironman, but it was still pretty stunning to see it in print.  The JJ100 is 6-15.5 mile loops, and then an 8 mile loop.  I'm a bit agoraphobic, so I liked the loop format.

The initial plans are that Baboo will do a lot of pacing (he's doing this race with me) and DP will boss me around between loops.  I'm pretty grateful for that, because I will probably be out of my mind by the time I've hit the end of the 4th loop, which I'd like to try to hit by 11 pm..

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4 comments:

  1. 100...as in 100miles?! That is crazy! I'm totally impressed and can't wait to read all about it.

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  2. Congratulations on signing up and best of luck in your training. Hope to see you there because I'm signed up, too!

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  3. Oh my God, Oh my God, Oh my God!! It is official!! Sooooo exciting!

    You are nuts, but this is really, really cool! Congratulations on taking the plunge!

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  4. Good luck with that adventure!

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