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Nov
22

Eve-ville 100 – The End

What looked on the radar like it would be an hour turned into over 3 hours.  But, the lightening did finally stop.  Sheila continued on loop 7 and Grady added.  It was sprinkling when we started.  You’d think I would have tried to get some rest during that unforeseen break and I did, but it was impossible.  I started coughing up all the trail dust and could not stop choking on it.  I was cold.  It...
Nov
22

Eve-ville 100 – Loops 5 and 6

              When I arrived at base camp at mile 50.  I was pretty pissed.  I had no idea that my message had not made it back.  They weren’t ready for me.  I really wanted real food.  I was sick of what I was eating.  Gary gave me a quesadilla, which I just spit out.  Kimberly got me a makeshift bin to wash my face and brush my teeth in.  That was a turning...
Nov
22

Eve-ville 100 – The first 50 miles

The plan was the start at 4 a.m.  Gary was going to run the first loop behind me just for protection.  Jello had given me a cowbell to scare bears away.  You better believe I planned on ringing that thing as often as possible.  I waited to get some distance away form the campsites before I started though. This was it.  I had a giddy grin on my face.  Everything had come together up to this point. ...
Nov
22

Eve-ville 100 – The 24 Hours Before

                              It was time to leave for Eve-ville.  Gary, Kimberly, Shane and I were riding together.  They met at my house at 6:30ish that Friday morning 9/6.  It was an 8-hour drive.  We went to get Gary and made it to Grindstone around 3:30 p.m.  The plan was for Gary, Sheila and Jello to ride the course on...
Nov
22

Eve-ville 100 – The Final Training

I failed to mention the part about how I’d taken 10 days off of training (other than the 14er).  I called coach Steve panicking and not having the least bit of clue how to pick back up.  After 10 days off, I just picked right back up where I left off and followed the schedule he gave me.  This may only be the 2nd time in my life I’ve followed 100% what a coach said.  Except, I added one thing.  I...
Nov
22

Leadwoman – August Days Before the 100 MTB

Sometime in May or June, I started getting invited to my bestie’s 40th birthday in Florida the weekend before Leadville MTB.  I completely ignored all the invites and fun being planned because there was no way I was going.  I watched all the posts in the birthday group for months moping around that I was going to miss it.  As it got closer, it was almost like I needed to go.  I needed to get away. ...
Nov
22

Leadwoman – Muleshoe Bend 60k (7/13/19)

I stayed at Coach Steve and Kat’s again for my second night race attempt.  The funny thing is my stubborn ass did not buy a new headlamp. I honestly can’t tell you if I just forgot, didn’t have time, or what happened.  Sometimes, I think I just didn’t want to buy anymore things at this point.  So, I kept trying to convince myself that maybe, just maybe, with everything else right, it will...
Nov
22

Leadwoman – July 2019

                  In July, I ran ~161 miles and rode ~423 miles.  This is the month things really started to fall apart in my personal and work life. I was no longer useful at home.  I was brain dead all the time.  I was forgetful.  I was sooooo tired.  I was going to bed at 8:30 right after I put the girls down.  LP and I never saw each other because...
Nov
15

Leadwoman – Pedernales Falls 60k (6/22/19)

The following weekend, I headed down to Austin with the girls to race and stay with Coach Steve and his wife Kat again.  We talked a lot that weekend about what the rest of training should be like.  I was supposed to race a night race that weekend. LP was going to have to drive down after work that Saturday to come get the girls from the race and take them back to Steve and Kat’s.  But, Uncle Steve...
Nov
15

Leadwoman – Leadville Marathon (6/15/19) (1st/5 events)

              I went to Leadville for the first time this month to run the marathon.  This was the first of the five events.  I went alone.  It was at this race I realized the layer of stress that bringing the girls caused. It wasn’t until I didn’t bring them that I realized this.  This would become important for the later races.  My friend, Eugene, was there...
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