July 2010 Archive

Return to Rattlesnake 50k

(July 10, 2010.  Kanawha State Forest, outside Charleston, West Virginia) Summer…Heat…Sunshine…Lazy days Right around the time everyone at work is getting together for summer fun with extended family at a house at the beach or in the mountains, my extended running family gather for a fun, low-key 50k in the mountains outside Charleston, West Virginia. […]

Running the Appalachian Trail Through the Smokies

This run had been lingering on my dream list forever.  When other plans for the 4th of July holiday weekend fell through, I suggested this as a close-to-home Plan B.  Rob was thrilled and though I’d love to say I was too (especially since it was my idea), my heart was still in Scotland and […]

Exploring The Isle of Skye

Heading to Skye After the West Highland Way race, we rode the train down to Milngavie, picked up our car and drove back to Ft. William.  The next day, we left for a few days of running and hiking on Skye.  The island has been on my dream list for as long as I’ve had […]

West Highland Way – Making a Dream Come True

It was only when we drove into the Milngavie train station parking lot early that the race became a reality.  One week of vacation already gone and the traces of it almost erased now by irrational race nervousness. We were the first runners here, six or seven hours ahead of start time, and the parking […]

eWomenNetwork “Accelerated Networking” Luncheon

Move Forward in the Face of Fear and Doubt Thursday, July 22 Knoxville, TN