August 2010 Archive

UTMB Cancellation – Post Pending

UTMB was cancelled.  I’ve been through a lot in the past several days and have been putting the pieces together to get as complete a picture as I can.  I’ll be posting conclusions here soon.  Stay tuned…

Small World

It really is. We’ve been in Chamonix, Switzerland, all week sleeping and resting for the start of the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc, which starts in about 6 hours.  Race stats show that 2707 runners are registered and most of the them are now here.  Despite the crowd that’s been growing in this small-ish town, […]

Making It Happen

I’m at the France/Switzerland border again for the Ultra Tour du Mont Blanc 100-mile race.  We flew into Geneva yesterday (no sleep on the flight – ugh) and arrived way early in the morning, and since we were staying here tonight, we spent the day exploring the city.  After all, who knows if I’ll ever […]

Fridge Magnets

Nope, no race. In fact, no running at all this weekend.  Yes, I know, it’s shocking.  Sometimes, one of my other priorities needs more attention than usual and this time, it’s the house.  I wanted to get it ready-er for my family to visit in September and also needed to work out some details for […]

Hot to Trot 8-Hour: All-You-Can-Run Buffet

August 7, 2010.  Sweetwater Creek State Park outside Atlanta, Georgia. I may have explained this last year but Hot to Trot is different than my usual ultra.  Instead of covering a specific distance like 100 miles as fast as you can, an 8-hour race flips this on it’s head to give you (of course) 8 […]

Staying Balanced

July 31, 2010. Smoky Mountains National Park, Big Creek Trailhead. Heaven knows I have more than enough things that need doing at the moment. Making travel arrangements and gear changesfor the upcoming trip to UTMB, arranging details for my own race (the Cumberland Trail 50k), making reservations for Superior Trail, coming up with Rob’s birthday […]

Karen Comes to Visit

July 24 – 25, 2010.  Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of nonessentials.  – Lin Yutang I love spending time with my sister and don’t get to do it enough.  We’re alike in many ways and opposite in others, and no one can make me laugh like she […]