Thursday, November 4, 2010
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