Saturday, March 20, 2010
It's hard to believe that in just three and a half months that I will being running 135 miles across Death Valley....it's freezing here! The snow is falling, the wind is howling, and I just want to stay inside and eat cookies instead of go outside and run. Good thing I will be in North Carolina in a few days to run the Umstead 100. The weather is calling for the upper 60's with no rain!
Here is what it looks like outside our house this weekend. Good thing I have my lap warmer with me!
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
It's hard to believe that in just over three weeks I will once again find myself running the Umstead 100, in the great city of Raleigh North Carolina. Let's hope it doesn't snow like it has been here in Colorado, way too much this year!
The Umstead 100 is one of my favorite 100 mile races, hands down. The race director is a great guy who goes above and beyond to make sure everyone runner is taken care of. The aid stations are very well stocked, and I often joke to my friends that I have to go on a diet after running it. If you are looking for an excellent first time 100 mile race, I highly recommend this first class event.
In the meantime, I will be running the Carl Touchstone 50 in Mississippi this weekend. and the Run Through Time Marathon in Salida next weekend as a final tuneup for Umstead, and beyond! Princess the 20 pound cat is making sure she soaks up enough attention before her mommy takes off for yet another running adventure.