It's been one week since I embarked on the Yeti 100 with the stretch goal (it seemed that way at the time) of earning the coveted sub-24 hour buckle. They say there's no such thing as a perfect 100 miler, but locking down as many controllable factors as I could, tackling the race as something … Continue reading 7 Life Lessons from the Yeti 100
2020: Say ‘NO!’ to Resolutions and ‘YES!’ to Motivations!
So yeah, I wanted to wait a few weeks into the new year to get my bearings and let everyone else blab about their resolutions before I came out with my 2020 plans and motivations. 2019 was difficult but 2020 is exciting and full of change. Check it out below and here's just a preview … Continue reading 2020: Say ‘NO!’ to Resolutions and ‘YES!’ to Motivations!
The most wonderfully awful day – The Yeti 100
The backstory: I don't know when or where I decided I had any business running 100 miles, but Yetis and unicorns were definitely involved. When I ran my first 50k in August of 2014, it happened to be the Yeti Snakebite. I've counted myself a Yeti since then even though I'm not sure I'm quite … Continue reading The most wonderfully awful day – The Yeti 100
The final Yeti 100 countdown and more to come
41 days from this post I'll be somewhere between the marathon and 50k mark of the Yeti 100. Honestly, since completing the 100k at Merril's Mile, I've just been ready to get this done. Since July the heat and humidity have made every run painful and sucky. Only in the last 2 weeks did I … Continue reading The final Yeti 100 countdown and more to come
Run Yeti Far…2.0
Last weekend I went back to amazing Damascus, VA for another training run on the Yeti 100 course, the Virginia Creeper Trail. This time I brought Adam along so he could experience the wonderfully scenic trail by bike. No sooner had we arrived Friday after, and he was off grinding up towards Whitetop. He came … Continue reading Run Yeti Far…2.0
Yeti 100 Training Week 1 Recap
Obviously, my marathon-a-month training goal for the year is only a fraction of what needs to be done for 100-mile training. I’m using a modified 24-week training plan from the book Relentless Forward Progress by Bryon Powell. I say “modified” because the plan utilizes 5 run days a week. I know from experience that my … Continue reading Yeti 100 Training Week 1 Recap
It’s not a lazy weekend; it’s just the calm before the storm
As I wait for some large SAS computations, there's no better time for an update. I've done nothing particularly exciting this weekend. I've had the absolute pleasure of following my husband wherever he likes, mostly including a drive to Chattanooga to visit the in-laws, and my awesome brother -in-law and sister-in-law. He deserves more time but … Continue reading It’s not a lazy weekend; it’s just the calm before the storm