Monday, March 5, 2018


Almost a year ago, I ran my first race that was over 26.2 miles, a 100 miler.  Yes, I know, most people would have started off with a 50K or maybe a 50 miler, but I jumped to the big daddy of ultra distances.  I remember how bad my body hurt during the race and how badly I wanted to quit at 2:00 am.  I also remember how it felt to cross the finish line.  I must say, the feeling of the finish line far out weighs all of the other painful stuff.

So, when the sign up for the Leadville 100 lottery was taking place in December, I threw my name in to see if I could possible be picked.  Well, much to my surprise, I was.  I found out in January that I was selected and I get to fun the Leadville 100! 

This is the race that I have wanted to do ever since I thought of running beyond 26.2 miles.  I know it is going to be tough, but I plan on beating myself up over the next several months to be able to deal with the altitude that us flatlanders cannot train in everyday. 

My training will consist of back to back long runs, long walks straight up hill on the treadmill, hiking a 14er, and a lot of hiking on vacation.  I am so excited about this, but also a little terrified!

Super exciting!!!