Atacama Extreme 100: Part Two

At pre-race check-in, the race director did a short slide show and showed us the unassuming dune. I thought, "I totally got this. I've ran 50k on the beach. I'll be just fine." Have you ever found yourself saying that last sentence? Those are some gloating words. Sometimes we come into a race overconfident. Sometimes…

Today is a Good Day

I'm not having an Ice Cube kind of day, but you know what I'm getting at. I apologize if you have already read this on FB, but for those of you who are not my "friends," here I have some lovely news I had to share. I woke up with a low-grade fever that somehow…

But Are You Happy?

Photo Credits: Dawn Sullivan (follow her @dawnruns100k) April 5, 2008 The weather was perfect. No stomach issues. No cramping. There was nothing but blue skies and a tail wind. Could it get any better than this? The adrenaline that coursed through my veins was unlike anything I had yet experienced. Me and the Universe were…

Atacama Extreme 100: Part One

Atacama Desert May 20-21, 2017 Races in the United States typically begin in the early morning hours and other than getting to the race for pre-race check-in, I had little thought on what time the race was starting. It started at 4pm. I was not ready...mentally. My hydration pack was filled with the list of…

Hey Jealousy

Can you see the forest through the trees? In my sane mindset, the concept is simple. But like any beautiful mind it can switch real quick. Forget the effing forest. Here I was blogging about the dangers of FB messenger, when I was confronted with a different situation. My husband is the coach of my…

The Addiction: Part 2

This is Part 2 of The Addiction. Part 1 is available here on my blog. After leaving Mormonism, I threw myself into the sport of ultra running, got remarried for the 2nd time to another runner. As I said in Part 1, I realized that we had love, but it wasn't for each other. It…