Monday, February 4, 2013


While my life has been kind of boring lately (primary reason why I haven't posted anything lately), apparently other people's lives have tons going on.  For starters, my running soul-mate is pregnant.  This is not new... I've known for a few months, but since she now lives in Bend, OR, I hadn't really seen her.  So this weekend, I did oh so very girly stuff and went to her baby shower.  It was so weird to see her pregnant, yet so awesome.  She looks really happy and I'm amazed that she will be a mom in just 2 months.  Why am I amazed, you ask?  Mostly because she would be opening presents, and tearing up at those teeny tiny clothes and then say something like: "I wanna go outside and lift my dress up to cool down".  Yep, that's my dear friend Theresa.  But she makes me smile.  

T$ and I in NYC for my Bday in 2009
Also, this past weekend I watched the movie Unbreakable: The Western States 100.  My boss recommended it a few months ago and I finally got a hold of it on Friday and watched it Saturday morning.  For those who are familiar with my blog, you can see I added a new "blog I follow": Riding the Wind.  The author: Anton Krupicka or in other words: the most bad-ass runner out there.  Not sure about the most bad-ass, but he definitely is in my eyes.  Now that I've gotten into trail running, I gotta have people to look up to. Him, Dean Karnazes (the ultramarathon man), Scott Jurek and after watching Unbreakable: Geoff Roes.  Lucky for me, Anton and Scott live in Boulder, Geoff now loves in Nederland (a small town 40 minutes away from Boulder.  I'm pretty lucky to be surrounded by celebrities.  So all I gotta do now, is to actually get out there.  Blows my mind that Krupicka actually runs Green Mountain a few times per week.  Is that insane or what?!?!

Anyway, back to the movie... The Western States 100 is one of the toughest 100-mile races out there and for the first time ever in 2010, four super champs of ultra running were going to go at it together.  Scott Jurek had the course record at 15hr36m but this year you had Hal Koerner, who had won the Western States 100 two consecutive times before; Anton Krupicka, who had won Leadville-100 a couple times; Geoff Roes, who had won every single ultra race that he had entered; and Kilian Jornet from Spain who had won some crazy European ultras too.  If they wanted to win, they had to go all out and potentially crush the record set by Jurek in 2004.

Anyway, I'm not gonna tell you who wins, but here's the very inspirational trailer: Unbreakable: The Western States 100. And maybe you'll all get inspired to go for a jog too.

Workout update: I've been running consistently the past week and this week.  I successfully completed 51 miles of running in the month of January despite my health issues, and I'm currently going at it stronger than ever.  I'm so ready to train.

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