2013 Races

Races for 2013

February 22-23 - Ragnar Del Sol Ultra
March 2 - Old Pueblo 50 Miler
April 20 Cottonwood Marathon
May 27 - Sage Burner Trail 50k
September 7 - Imogene Pass Run


I did it! I ran 50 miles!

My awesome Altra Lone Peaks
I did it.  I finished my first 50 mile running race.  Yes, that does mean on my feet, self propelled and no, I am not crazy. I don't think I am anyway.
Here it is.  A fun and zany weekend. In a nutshell:
-I ran for 50 miles
- I had the most awesome crew/cheersquad ever!!
-We slept under the stars--2 girls and a glock
-Mandi got her first ticket
-the girls had several run ins with border patrol
-we went wine tasting
-We met new besties
-the car broke down
-Michelle's car got a flat tire
Yes, as you can see, the 50 mile running race was not the highlight of the weekend, but rather one of several important details of a fun and interesting trip.
I did it for the belt buckle
My girls, the Cholla Chicks are the absolute best.
Who drives 3 hours to cheer on a friend??  These cray-cray girls
The run was awesome!  It took 15 hours (way too long--next year will be better (yes, that means I will be doing it again)).
I got one blister.  It was a big one; but come on, 50 miles what do you expect?

Post race blister surgery
I finished the race with a new friend.  We had a blast throughout the day talking and running.  When we finally finished we were DONE!  It was a great event! If you decide to do a 50 miler in AZ OP50 is a fun but difficult one. http://www.oldpueblo50.com/

 I have so much more to say about this race, and the adventures that went with it. Before I do all of that I want to say, in all seriousness, if you want to do anything that seems to difficult to do run a 50miler, do a triathlon, take up mountain biking.  Just do it, try.  The hardest part is putting yourself out there.  That is scary.  If I can do it, you can do it.  Remember, just a few years ago I had to run/walk in order to finish a 5k and now I finished my first 50 miler and I had a blast!!!
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