Every morning in Africa, an antelope wakes up. It knows it must outrun the fastest lion, or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest antelope, or it will starve. It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or an antelope -- when the sun comes up, you'd better be running. -African proverb

Monday, June 25, 2012

The Western States 100!

What a whirlwind weekend!  My long run this past weekend was in Auburn, as I was lucky enough to be a part of the incredible WS 100!  I paced a new friend, Craig (a complete stranger before this weekend) the last 20 miles of this amazing run.  I left home around noon on Saturday with my running gear in tow.  I met up with Craig's brother and hung out at Foresthill with lots of other crews and pacers.  It was fun seeing so many Reno peeps!  Reno has the best running community!  After snapping a few pictures of the dynamic duo (Craig & his bro), I hustled off to Green Gate, my starting spot.  The logistics of this event can be tricky, especially for newbies.  But, luckily for me, Craig was right on pace.  I jumped in at Mile 80, and we ran in for a sub-24 hour finish.  Goal achieved and silver belt buckle acquired!  Then I jumped back in my car and headed home.  Then I slept til noon on Sunday.  :)

The WS 100 is an extraordinary event!  It is very well organized.  The course is gorgeous. And, hats off to all the volunteers -- they couldn't be more helpful or friendly!  I'm inspired.  Perhaps I'll earn a coveted silver belt buckle someday ...

Monday, June 18, 2012

Happy Summer!

Let the Tahoe trail running begin!  So excited to run the awesome trails in Tahoe again!  Here's a glimpse of what this summer holds -- 23 miles on the Tahoe Rim Trail starting at Diamond Peak.

It doesn't get much better than this!  There's just something about being up there ... The sky is bluer; the air is better.

To obtain the air that angels breathe, you must go to Tahoe. 
~ Mark Twain

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Power On!

What a great start to summer!  I ran 3 super fun relays this last week -- aka Running Camp.  The week started off with the Reno Tahoe Odyssey.  I had a great time hanging with the Wild Women on the Run for a couple of days!  And, I was happy with my splits, despite the very warm weather!

Then I made a quick trip down to San Diego to run the Mud Run with my nephews.  Not only did we have lots of fun in the mud, but we came away with some hardware!  First place

Finally, the week was topped off with a second place finish in the DeCelle Relay!  Such a fun day filled with lots of laughter, beautiful views and some quick splits.  Reno Running Company powered on!

Summer is just heating up, too! 
I am looking forward to lots of epic running adventures!