Yay Hiking!

I visited my parents this weekend. I took advantage of their large yard with stout trees to test out my hammock. This is the part where I launch into a lengthy explanation about the hammock. If you’re only here for the hiking, scroll down until the font color changes. Continue reading

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She Got Run Over By a Damned Old Train

I finished.This is my race report for the Snake River Island Hop. Trust me, the title will make sense.

I signed up for the 100K last fall, on a whim, for all the wrong reasons, after promising myself I’d take the winter off of training to work on core training & burning off some of the extra forty pounds of fuel I’m carrying. And a month or so into training, the pain in my slightly-damaged knee led me to quit running altogether and to train to walk this event. Walking 62 miles is 14 hours? Not possible – not for this body. Continue reading

Scaling Down

In a little over three weeks, I’m ‘running’ the Snake River Island Hop. I initially signed up for the 100K, but a month or so into training I recognized than I need to stop running for a spell. Since then, I’ve been training to walk the race, and I’ll most likely drop after the 50K.

Never the less, I’ve been attempting to follow the 100K training plan. I’m a bit sheepish about this, but it just occurred to me that it’s nonsensical to follow a training plan for double the distance I intend to cover.

Thus, this weekend’s 30-mile workout is now a 15-mile one. That’s a bit of a relief, as I’m battling another cold (I believe I’m at the tail end of it, though).