Friday, November 26, 2010

Please don't drink and drive.....everybody hurts.

If you have been reading my blog for awhile, you will know that I do not drink. Nothing. Nada. And for a good reason, too. As a child of an alcoholic, I know what drinking does and what driving drunk can do. Please take the time to reflect on this video and be smart and safe this Holiday season. Do it for your children, and friends, but mostly do it for yourself. Thank you and have a healthy and safe Holiday Season.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

things impossible

life is simple. travel often. some opportunities come only once. seize them. If you don't like something change it. do what you love and do it often. getting lost will help you find yourself. life is short.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Motion and Progress

Today I found myself reflecting on all the good things in my life. I am so thankful to be healthy and motivated. I am running a 50 miler in two weeks and though I don't feel ready for that distance, I will run with confidence and purpose. February is The Coastal Challenge, a six day stage race in Costa Rica. I can't wait! It will be an amazing adventure and so much fun. I've put my name in the lottery for Western States and will also try my luck for Miwok and Mont Blanc. Let's see what the lottery Gods has for me this year. If I don't get into these races, well, there is a lot more great races waiting to be run. No point sweating it. Last year when I didn't get into WS, I entered Big Horn and had a blast! Things happen for a reason.

The Holidays are quickly approaching and I like to go into winter feeling fit. Remember it is easier to stay fit all year than to begin all over again come January. Commit to a fitness regimen and keep off the extra winter weight. You will be so happy if you can do this. I had to include this picture of my daughter's dog, Bentley. He was so tired after trick or treating all evening that he fell asleep in in Halloween outfit. So cute!

"Do not confuse motion and progress. A rocking horse keeps moving but does not make any progress." Alfred A. Montapert

Your action for today is to look at one of your long-term goals and see if you are making progress towards it.

Have an extraordinary day!
Make 2010 your best year EVER.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Boggs 50k!

On Saturday I ran the first ever Boggs 50k in Cobb California. It was a beautiful course with lots of pine needles that made for a soft cushion. The rain held out and we started out in dense foggy conditions. It was actually a perfect day for a race. I won the womens race in 5:10 and placed 4th overall. Leigh Schmitt won the men's race in 4:26! I was happy with my performance with minimal amount of training. The race directors did an excellent job! I highly recommend this race to anyone who is looking for a beautiful race with great footing. I wore my favorite Drymax socks and finished with NO blisters. Thanks Drymax for covering my feet!

This week we have had an unusual amount of warm weather. Last week it rained everyday! On Tuesday, Karen and I saw a huge rattlesnake on the trail sunning itself. It was shocking to see one this late in the year and a good reminder that they are still out!!

Registration for Western States 100 is almost here. The lottery will be held on December 4th. I will be running a 50 miler on that day and will miss being up at the lottery. It is so much fun to be part of the excitement in Auburn on that day. Good luck to everyone who is praying for a spot in 2011!

People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost. Dalai Lama