Showing posts from June, 2016

Weekend Bliss

I just had the most wonderful weekend. I was able to do all the things that I love with the people that I love! My weekend started off by my bouncing out of work a couple of hours early on Friday to head down to the Rock N Roll Seattle Marathon Expo! One of my favorite race expos but this year I got to volunteer at two booths. I started off at the Seattle Green Lake Running Group Pacer booth for an hour or so and I was very fascinated by how many runners didn't know what a pacer was. It was exciting to tell them what we did and how we did it. I absolutely love being a pacer, helping people reach their goals is so rewarding, it's indescribable! I highly recommend it!  I then spent the last 3 hours of the expo at the Hot Chocolate 15k/5k booth! I love love love Chocolate, so why not share my love with other runners! It was a blast telling people about the race and how... there really are chocolate aid stations and chocolate at the finish and chocolate chocolate chocolate, did I m…

Mt Zion Ragnar Trail Relay and the Grand Canyon!

I am sure that many of you have heard of the Ragnar Relays but have you heard of Ragnar Trail Relays? Same concept of a relay team but very different concept about traveling 200 miles. In a Ragnar Trail Relay there is a base camp where all of the teams camp out for a couple of days while each team member takes their turn running the three trail loops. Each runner still runs 3 separate times, just like a Road Ragnar but instead of all different legs, everyone on the team runs the same three legs.  This race was a bit of a tough one, one of our teammates Lynne had an unfavorable run in with another very rude runner and ended up breaking a few bones in her right leg. We are all very grateful that she is up and about now, determined to be running again in the fall. She is an amazingly inspirational person who has shown us that there are no excuses! Here's to you Lynne! May you heal swiftly and kick all of our asses at our next meet up!
Other than that set back, we all had a really great…

Whistler Half Marathon and Cheakamus Lake

June 4th I found myself in Whistler with my running pal Peter. We had decided to run this half marathon several months back without much thought put into the decision, it just sounded like fun at the time. As it turns out the Whistler Half Marathon is very beautiful, the course is lined with all sorts of multi million dollar homes that you get to gawk at when you are running by with sneak peaks of a lake here and there and of course a few snow capped mountains. But, the race is anything but flat!! You just go up and up and up! Eventually towards the back half of the race the course did level out but EEPS! The only negative about the race were the sections of the course that you have to cross through the people ahead of you who had already turned around. There were 4/5 spots like this on the course. Other than that, it was a very well put together race with an incredible finish area right at the Olympic rings! With tons of food and really great swag for the race perks. I highly recommend…

Meet my new running buddy, Laddie!

This weekend I went and I did something that I never thought that I would do. I adopted a dog! Not just any dog, a 2 1/2 year old dalmatian named Laddie.   I found Laddie by a random cold email to Patti and Rod Stranddalmatian breeders in Portland and helped me connect with Laddie. I was looking for a puppy but when Patti informed me that they had an older dog I was all about that! Laddie was previously a show dog and now he is ready for some grand adventures with me!  Looking forward to what will come.

2016 Race Calendar

2016 Race Calendar January 23rd Rain Run Half Marathon March 5th Lake Sammamish Half Marathon March 6th Hot Chocolate 15k March 19th Beat the Bunny 5k April 9th Blooms to Brews Marathon April 30th Frisco Railroad 50 Mile May 13th Ragnar Trail Zion June 4th Whistler Half Marathon June 9th Lululemon Golden Gardens 5k June 18th Pace the second half of the Rock N Roll Seattle Marathon July 15th Ragnar Northwest Passage
August 28th Iron Horse Half Marathon Unable to run due to injury September 16th Volunteer Ragnar Cascades September 18th Tunnel Light Marathon Unable to run due to injury
October 30th Captain Jack's Treasure Run 8k November 27th Seattle Marathon - Unable to run due to injury December 10th Deception Pass 50k - Unable to run due to injury

So much for staying under 10 races this year! 
Keep on Running!
I am also trying to decide on which of these races I should do...