Tuesday, August 26, 2008


I have not done an ultra in 3 years or so.....but I signed up for a trail ultra in Independence, Kansas on 9/27...The Flatrock 50K.

It has a 10 hour time limit. I think I will need every bit of it. It will be a lot of fun and from some of the pictures, the course looks pretty tough but it will be worth it....I think. I hate peer pressure.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

My new baby.....

My Sport Trac.....much more practical for me. I already have the appropriate stickers in the back window.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Psyco Night 10K Trail Run

Kim and I ran a 10K trail race Friday night. It started after 8 pm, so it was starting to get dark at the start. Trail running is a lot of fun....kind of changes things up a bit and is much tougher.....night trail running just increases both of those differences. The headlamp lights up the trail, but depth perception and shadows make it tough. We went into this assuming it would be dry....not a good assumption. I lost both of my shoes in calf deep mud......nothing like walking in deep mud in your socks looking for your shoes....I knew it would be hilly, but wow...I have run Shawnee Mission Park's MTB trails, but those aren't even close. There were many areas where I could only power walk because of the loose rocks and ruts.
I came cruising in at about 1 hour and 17 minutes.

Kim finishing a few minutes later....
Trail nerd Cheri and Race Director and fellow trail nerd, Ben....
Kim finally was able to meet trail nerd and fellow blogger Coleen, aka Cynical Mud Babe.
....and most importantly, RD Ben's home-brewed recovery drink....very good.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

The new Elite Racing Marathon is.....

Rock-n-Roll Seattle....I need Washington for my 50 states + DC too!
June 27, 2009

Monday, August 4, 2008

I feel like Augustus...

Oompa loompa doompety doo
I've got a perfect puzzle for you
Oompa loompa doompety dee
If you are wise you'll listen to me
What do you get when you guzzle down sweets
Eating as much as an elephant eats
What are you at, getting terribly fat
What do you think will come of that
I don't like the look of it
Oompa loompa doompety da
If you're not greedy, you will go far
You will live in happiness too
Like the Oompa Loompa Doompety doDoompety do
I ate way too much for lunch.....