Tuesday, January 5, 2010


I just received the following email confirmation:

"Thank you for supporting Ultra Running and Ultra Signup. Events: American River 50m - 4/10/2010"

Do I have a death wish? Am I crazy? Um, yup and yup. Apparently.
Vans is not entirely on board yet although he said he'd pace me for 3 miles.

This has been a long time dream of mine and yet, I am a bit nauseous at the thought of it. It literally took me two full days to find the courage to click "submit" on the confirmation sign up page. Even now, that it is officially "submitted" I am finding myself weak in the knees and a little dizzy.

Whatever. All I can do is give it my best right? I am training and I am training with a group. Most of my group is also doing this same race so why not? I might never be in the kind of shape I am in right now so I might as well just go for it. I am not looking to "win" and I am not looking to "place." I should take comfort in the fact that no matter what I will "PR" in this event. :-) No. Back to my first ever marathon "goal" my plan is just to finish. I know there will be lots of walking involved and mentally I am just moving aid station to aid station.

Boy oh boy . . . breathe, just breathe.

Like Mother Like Daughter


  1. You'll do great. And yes you are kind of crazy, but that's what this endurance stuff is about. It's what you love and what makes you tick, so go for it!

  2. Yes, you are crazy, just like the rest of us psycho endurance trail runners. I'm questioning my own sanity right now. :) But I know you'll do great!
    Love the pic of the shoes - way too cute!

  3. I think you have the same illness as me....I'm glad I'm not alone:)) You will do awesome at AR50! I plan to do a 50 miler but not til next year and AR looks to be the one. I can't wait to read your race report! Give hubby time..I'm sure he'll come on board. You have such a cute family BTW, love your pictures, so sweet!

  4. That's a great run. It will be fun watching you prepare for this. ;)

  5. You go girl! That is awesome. Stupid questions. This is a different one from the way too cool one? AMAZING. The shoe pic melted my heart.

  6. well, if you didn't sign up for these events, i'd just have to go cheer on random people, and that would be kind of weird. since i missed CIM, i'll have twice as much cheering to do! i even have a sign idea... just need to find my cowbell... gotta have more cowbell...