Category: Random Thoughts

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



A Memorable Time in the PNW: The Bigfoot 200 Experience

“The miracle isn’t that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start.” ― John Bingham My friend participated at Bigfoot 200, a footrace that takes one through beautiful forests, majestic mountains, and dangerous lava fields and volcanoes, in the Pacific Northwest (PNW).  The race was held on 8/13-8/17/2021.  In a non-typical



Pacing at Tahoe Rim Trail 100 – 7/17/2021

Tahoe Rim Trail 100 miler is a footrace that takes runners around Lake Tahoe and the ski mountains in the area.  This race advertises that the course will give you a glimpse of heaven, and a taste of hell.  They were not kidding when they say this.  The course wraps around parts of Lake Tahoe