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 09, 2013

Inspiration Friday.

Dear Diary,

This is Olga, and I wish I had this on a poster.


Olga cannot jump further than me or run faster than me, unlike most...


she cannot throw a shotput or discus further than me.


Yet, she is still considered one of the finest athletes in the world, because she consistently sets records in her age group in the long jump and other events.

This year, she will be 94. Not surprisingly, scientists are studying her.

You can read more about Olga here.



  1. I want to grow up to be just like her! :-)

  2. I ran across another inspiration for you at SeaLegsGirl's blog: http://sealegsgirl.blogspot.com/2013/08/new-bone-new-races.html

  3. Wow. She truly is an inspiration!


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