Countdown to Leadville – 37 days

Oh my gosh – 37 days until race day!

Every day I’ve been reading my race plan and I thought I would post an inspiring sentence from my race plan document. I’ve been adding to it for the last six months and now that race day is so close I want to remember these motivational quotes from past racers that are part of the race plan.

I’ve kept a blog since 2005. Thanks to my friend Tim, who has always helped me keep my domain name and WordPress CMS up to date so I can blog. This is my third blog.

While I love sharing (sometimes over sharing) stories on my blog, the main reason I write these blog posts are really for me to remember everything that happens. I love reading the posts over and over in order to stay motivated. I read my blog several times during the day from work and on my phone. Over the years I’ve deleted pictures or lost phones with photos so I read the blog posts to remember friends, places I’ve lived and visited, and re-read race reports.

Here’s today’s motivation so I finish Leadville 100 Run:

It only takes one positive thought to keep moving.

Leadville 100 Goals

This is me at the Leadville Marathon:

Serious, focused, staring at the ground – Zombie.

But come August 17 – I have two goals: to finish and to be the happiest person out there.

And while training for the next 8 weeks: – I will run and bike and train with joy, love and gratitude.

Repost / Mid-year goal review

This photo is so true. The original post from December 2018 really struck a chord. Seriously, my goals of running a 50 miler and 100 miler started years ago. I think the first time I thought about a 50 was 2014 when I crashed on my tri bike and decided to only run.

I signed up for a 50 miler and then couldn’t do the training.

DNS (Did not show) – however, not my first DNS.

Now, 5 years later I finished my first 50 miler and I’m seriously ready for my first 100 – all in the same year.

Here’s to finally meeting goals and my new mantra for 2019

Take  each adventure as it comes and be open to all possibilities.

Tapering is hard, part 2

Tapering is hard. You have so much free time and your emotions are raging; you just want to run. You want your body to be tired so you can sit on the sofa and veg, but it’s raring to go. It wants to run and play.

I’m restless and anxious.

So after a few talk sessions and advice taking; that has helped me immeasurabley – I decided to head to the bike shop and buy the bike I’ve been researching, and hemming & hawing about. It’s my first time buying a bike with a 29 inch wheel – yickes. But I love her already.

I’m so excited to start riding but I’m not going on the trails until AFTER Sunday’s race.