The Road to Rocky Racoon 100-mile trail race

My first attempt at a 100-mile race was at Javelina Jundred in 2019.  I DNF’d after 95 miles.  One would think I should have just powered through those last 5 miles, but it was a hot day, 80F at 10 AM, and I was not used to the desert heat and rocky terrain.  I was



Bandera 100km – I may have hit rock bottom

“No whiners, wimps, or wusses. A trail of rugged and brutal beauty where everything cuts, stings or bites.” Tejas Trails, Bandera Trail Races website. The above statement is accurate; I ran the 50k race last year and experienced that rugged and brutal terrain and beauty.  I swore I would never come back and do this



Crystal Falls trail

The last time I ran on this trail was in February 2021, and there were some construction going on but the trails were still intact.  Today, there were more construction and the beginning of the trail was closed, but we were able to get through. I’m documenting this route here so that I can go



Brazos Bend 50 mile run

I ran the 50-miler at Brazos Bend 100 (BB100) on Saturday December 4th.  BB100 is what the race company calls the event, including having that event name on the medal, even if there are other shorter distances; we have the same medals for all events (also had 50miler, 26.2 miles, and 13.1 miles distances, in



Ultramarathon packing list

I know I have created spreadsheets after spreadsheets of my packing list as I prepare for races, but I can never remember where I saved it, nor its filename.  As I prepare for my 50 miler this weekend, I finally created a list (again!) and am posting here on my blog, to share with everyone