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Monday, March 1, 2010

50k here I come!!!

Not tomorrow...But a year from March 6th.
I love to run. It's one of my top 5 things to do. It makes me a better mom and a much better wife.
I've always wanted to do an ultra marathon but the timing has never been right.
I donated my kidney 2 years ago this June and had Little Molly a year ago Feb 23. My body is finally mine again and I am going to do this!!

The race is the San Juan trail 50k in So. California.  I spent 9 years in so.Cal fighting fire for the Forest Service. I spent 4 of those years training on or around the San Juan trail. I was either hiking or running it. And at least a 1/2 dozen times throwing up on it.  What a perfect first 50k! Mentally my brain will be there remembering all of the very tough times I had on it as a hotshot crew member and survived. Barely sometimes...

I am so excited!!! 
I have the perfect training partners.
My dog Max who will be by my side every run
               and my sister.
{Ann Marie and me before the Seattle 1/2  11/2009}

She may not be by my side everyday but her amazing amount of nutrition knowledge & knowledge of overall health for an athlete will be perfect.

Hopefully I can also convince my BF Sam to ride her mtn bike with me on some of the back roads I will be training on.

This time next year I will be loading up my family and driving south to fulfill a goal I have always had.
We will also fulfill a goal Colin has always had(he's 5) and go to LEGO land.

If anyone out there in the Wide World Web has any helpful advice PLEASE share!! Or if anyone has done an ultra and wants to share, PLEASE DO!!!

I am so thankful I have a very supportive husband. I'm sure he thinks I'm crazy but I know he will be by my side the whole way!

Here I go...Wish me luck!

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  1. Dana,

    Having knowledge of the trail as you do for SJT50K is going to be a huge benefit to you.

    Something simple for you advice wise on this race particularly... get there early! park as close that you can to the start area because after finishing the first loop of 20 Miles, your car is used as an Aid Station. Which is very helpful since you can change shoes, have your family there, get a bit to eat, etc.

    It's a great race and the RD Baz Hawley is a hoot!



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