Mountain Lakes 100: September 27-28, 2014

It was in the dark of night that I believed. The predominant sound my foot strike on crushed rock, my headlamp illuminating shadows of the forest. Location: Lake Annette, near North Bend, WA.  It was one month before Mountain Lakes 100 and we were doing a practice night run. For the night run, I was determined to run through 30 miles, a spot in races where I struggled in the past. We ran to 33 and I stopped with the feeling that I could keep running.

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White River 50 Mile Endurance Run: July 26, 2014

No doubt the hardest event I’ve done to date. I decided to sleep in my own bed the night before and was picked up by my training partner, Mary Frasier, at 3:30AM. We were to race start by 4:45AM with plenty of time to take care of pre-race logistics – bathroom, pin number, eat a banana, sunscreen, bathroom…It was a bit cool so I decided to wear arm warmers as the first miles were shaded.

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