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Having a sunset happy hour on top of Angel Vista!

Having a sunset happy hour on top of Angel Vista!

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Posted at 6:41 PM 24 April 2014
So if I were to get some more ink, what do you think?
Don Quixote represents to me; to live out your adventures, not just live them in your mind.  Make your dreams a reality.  Life is a series of windmills.
Thoughts?

So if I were to get some more ink, what do you think?

Don Quixote represents to me; to live out your adventures, not just live them in your mind.  Make your dreams a reality.  Life is a series of windmills.

Thoughts?

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Posted at 6:37 PM 20 April 2014
Easter morning run to the top of Angel Vista with Cassie and a few friends from the trail club.
Run could have gone better.  I’ve tried, but I’m just not a good fat burner.  Yesterday I could pull it off, but today I could not.  Total “bonk” run, almost from the start.
I just need to fuel better before I start and keep fueling.  Though protein helps, carb’s will be what carries me through the miles.  There really is no way around it as my body will not except any other way it seems.
Plus I forgot to put band-aids on the nips.  Ouch.  ;-)
I think tomorrow should be a rest day and see how things go on Tuesday and Wednesday and see if I’ll do some short runs.  Big Sur Marathon is in a week and I want to be more than ready. 

Easter morning run to the top of Angel Vista with Cassie and a few friends from the trail club.

Run could have gone better.  I’ve tried, but I’m just not a good fat burner.  Yesterday I could pull it off, but today I could not.  Total “bonk” run, almost from the start.

I just need to fuel better before I start and keep fueling.  Though protein helps, carb’s will be what carries me through the miles.  There really is no way around it as my body will not except any other way it seems.

Plus I forgot to put band-aids on the nips.  Ouch.  ;-)

I think tomorrow should be a rest day and see how things go on Tuesday and Wednesday and see if I’ll do some short runs.  Big Sur Marathon is in a week and I want to be more than ready. 

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Posted at 10:26 AM 20 April 2014
Trail run up to Angel Vista.  #happyeaster

Trail run up to Angel Vista. #happyeaster

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Posted at 8:42 AM 20 April 2014

happyfitrunnergirl:

Wildwood - Santa Rosa Trail
First time running this trail and it was a blast. Thanks to hubby for the post run cinnamon rolls and mimosas. Had a great time hanging out with the group. Fantastic way to end a run and start the Easter holiday weekend.

It was a pretty fun morning!!  Great pictures babe!

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Posted at 8:22 PM 19 April 2014
See on internet yesterday, in my belly today.  Bacon cinnamon rolls!

See on internet yesterday, in my belly today. Bacon cinnamon rolls!

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Posted at 6:21 AM 19 April 2014

2015

The problem with being an A-Type personality is that I’m constantly thinking about things.  It can be a drag, but helpful at times.

So, my ultimate goal is Western States.  To get there you must run qualifying races and finish, and then they have a lottery to see who gets in from your number of entries you can accumulate.  As time goes by, it can statistically get easier to get in.

My first qualifier will be in November, but I cannot help think about which qualifiers to do in 2015.  Mind you:

  • I have no idea if I’ll like the 100 mile distance.
  • I need to keep races relatively close for financial reasons.
  • I will need support - pacing, etc.
  • I’m not freak’n an elite, so I will need time for recovery, then build back up, so really I can only do less than a handful of races a year.

Anyway, just thinking out loud, and really have no plan as of yet.  It will be a year by year type of thing.  I have a goal and want to achieve it.  I just don’t know the path yet, which in a way is the adventure of it all.

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Posted at 2:18 PM 18 April 2014

Happy Easter - Bawk!  Bawk!!

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Posted at 12:40 PM 18 April 2014

Friday Five

  1. It has been a good week for getting myself ready for the Big Sur Marathon and Born to Run 100K.  Feeling OK, though my left ankle seems a bit off but not bad.
  2. Today will be a rest day - I will enjoy it!  Core work though will be done! 
  3. Going to go shopping today for a new tent and heater for when we go camping for races.  
  4. Spring break is almost over.  The countdown to summer is commencing.  ;-)
  5. Have an awesome weekend!
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Posted at 10:57 AM 18 April 2014

Thinking about stuff

I’m a member of a trail runner group.  I like hanging with most of the members of this group.  Mind you though, dues are paid to be a member of this club.

Membership has come up and I’ve been pondering if I should renew.

I’m a mid-packer of this group.  There are the speed goats of the group that hang amongst themselves, an then there are the back of the pack that chit-chat and have a good time.  A lot of times I bring my iPod for company.

After the Adventure Run last night a number of us from the group were talking about the club, and it seems a lot of us were not as happy with the club as we could be.

I’ve been thinking about a group much like the November Project for this area.  It is free, members look after each other and fun.  I would like to start something like that, but I think I get a bit anxious about such an endeavor.  It is a big responsibility to do something like this.  Am I strong enough to pull it together?  

I’m thinking I’ll reach out to others I know, and see if something like this could thrive or not here.  A step by step approach and letting it evolve holistically will be the best approach.  

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Posted at 10:20 AM 18 April 2014