Monday, June 27, 2016

I did it ! I finished Western States

I will post my story as soon I am thinking clearly..Thanks

Friday, June 24, 2016

Day 3 .. Its almost here ..

Day 3. Its almost here. Yesterday was simple we just hung around and waited for today.

Becca , Ricky and Robert checking out whats going on.

This is Crazy.. Here we are !

 A couple picture of the awesome views …  Ill be back later with pictures from this morning.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Day 2 in Auburn

Yesterday, I woke up at 4:45 am. I couldn't sleep so I got up and made coffee and waited to go meet Becca ,Ricky and Robert for a short jog/run. We ran up the start line of the race. Holy Cow it was steep . The weather is really nice right now. It is not crazy hot. I wore my long sleeve and I was comfy. It is really nice having a girlfriend here that loves to talk running. So here is what I am thinking I am going to pretend in my head I have a 28 hour cut off. That way I can hopefully have a buffer for the later half of the race. The last 30 miles are when I felt like shit during my first and only 100. Having a buffer will help so much. I can not imagine how the elites must feel. I am hoping to finish and I feel crazy nervous. 

There is so much to see here. I can't say that my older kids are nature kids but they try. We went on some long walks . we need to get our steps in right ?
I also feel like its the calm before the storm. Last night we went in the hot tub and we all had dinner together and went to bed early. Today my pacer and sister in law fly in. So exciting. I am feeling crazy ass grateful . 

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Squaw Day 1. We arrived

Yesterday I got up at 4:15 am and was out the door by 4:45am. Bella and I drove from my house to Sacramento to pick up the boys. I thought it would be better to have my car and all of our stuff so I drove. I am glad I did . I brought Jacks bed and his toys with me and by 4 we where all together. Once in Squaw we got settled in out cabin. (its awesome) then I called Becca and we all got together for dinner. We where STARVING.

Then we went for a walk around the village. A knitted gondola. How cool would that be in my back yard. The kids had a great time exploring. 

Look at number 4. How Exciting !! Western States Trail race. 

Home of the winter Olympics in 1960. Thats a long time ago. The village is really pretty and I can only imagine how beautiful it must be in the winter.

Here they are my loves. I am missing Paola . The weather is really nice it was in the 70s last night and no humidity. They where having a concert and we did a little walking and unfortunatly Jack fell and got a big knot but he is ok. 

The sprinklers where on and Jack thought this entire thing was a car wash. He said "running mama". This is where the starting line will be on Thursday.

Then we all went to the playground and before we knew it the mosquitos where eating us. The day ended well. We got here safe and our little cabin is perfect. We saw our friends at this point I feel like we are family. We spend so much time together. I love it. Jack's little head is ok and as I sit here drinking my coffee everyone is sleeping. 3 more days until the big race. I am going to go for a run in about an hour . I find it hard to believe that I am going to be able to run Western. I promised my self not to take any of it for granted. I am going to run with a grateful heart and practice being present. 

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Saturday Ramblings

The day is almost here and yes I would say that I am way less scared and way more excited. I did my 10 mile run today and I felt fine. I kept think I just have to do 10 miles 10 times up and down awesome trails. I can do that
Here are a bunch of stuff I thought about on my run today.

I decided today that I just need to stay calm during the race. Sometimes in the middle of long races I decide I am going to go fast and then I blow up. I am going to try and not do that.

I am still not sure about how you keep eating after mile 60 but Its going to be Carbo pro and nuts and small pieces of chocolates and apple sauce.

I am going to focus on the aid station to aid station. I told myself it's two 50 mile runs. 0 to 50 and 50 to 100.

I also got the cutest outfit. A cute lulu lemon orange shorts and mint green top.

I leave you with a quote from Bill Clinton.
Running helps me stay on an even keel and in an optimistic frame of mind.