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!!!
25 miles in


  1. You are awesome! I am so ULTRA proud of you girlie!! Love you! xoxoxo

  2. It's just like you said, Sue ... when one of us achieves, we ALL feel like we did it! I've never been so proud. But really: YOU DID IT. And you are AMAZING & resilient & always head held high and with so much cheer. Love you!