Category: Random Thoughts

Kerrville Triathlon Festival

On Sunday Sept 25th, I completed my 4th half-Ironman distance at the Kerrville Triathlon Festival.  It has been 3 years since the last time I did this distance, but I am training this year for longer triathlons, hence the need to practice in races like this.  Kerrville is not an IRONMAN branded race, which I



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



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



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



Women’s Clay Extravaganza

I had my first experience of a shooting competition this weekend, a different athletic event than my usual running and triathlon.  I’m very impressed with the caliber/skills, and the diversity in age of the women in this event.  This annual event, Women’s Clay Extravaganza, is organized by A Girl and A Gun, a women’s shooting