About

Having been a runner as a teenager, I knew how great I felt when I ran. I didn’t like the act of running, but my mood was always improved by a run. After age twenty, running was long out of the picture for more glamourous past times.

Twenty years later, four-and-a-half years sober, fifty pounds heavier (even the dog was overweight) I needed to get moving or my brain was going to combust. Voila! I started running, and quickly discovered how much I loved the actual run, and, even more, the trail run!!!

Now I’m hooked!!!

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Update 12.23.13
I’m coming up on two years of running trails. I ran three ultras this year. Trail running is my passion. I love running long.
I’ve lost 45 pounds since I started. I’m still a voluptuous six foot amazon. I don’t look like a runner. I’m learning to love myself the way I am.
If I can run an ultra, so can you.
Follow my adventures as I experiment to see what works for this pokey trail runner.

27 thoughts on “About

  1. I loved reading your blog from the UK. I am at the beginning of the same journey – up to 8 miles now. My husband is an ultra runner (fast) and my dream is to run an ultra trail one day. I guess I am quite a bit older then you but will be following your blog as an encouragement. Thankyou

    • Wooza! Awesome! We’re on the same trail (!).
      Thanks much for your kind words. I’ll be checking out your blog right now. Let’s continue to encourage each other.
      Happy running,
      Astrid

  2. Thanks for the reply – would love to keep in touch. My blog isn’t just running but life as well. I am going out this afternoon for 8 miles on the forest trails.

  3. So excited that you visited my blog, so I could discover yours!! I’m into only 8 months of trail running and it’s definitely contagious! The thing I’ve noticed about ultras, is there’s no one body type. It’s clearly an event for the mentally tough! If I’m brave enough, I’ll do my first 50k at the end of April.

    • Truly, thank you. Wow. That’s HUGE praise!!!! It’s funny, I feel like I sound so forced. Writing is not my favorite thing, nor does it come naturally. So, I appreciate the feedback. Thanks.

  4. It was nice to meet you at Pineland! I’m really inspired by your enthusiasm and determination, it gives me heart to continue 🙂

    • You, too! Here’s hoping we get the chance to run together one of these days. Most of the women runner/bloggers I follow live pretty far away.
      Nice pace at Pineland.

  5. Thank you so much for all the support and encouragement! You are a wonderful example of the people who make up the ultra community, individuals who go above and beyond to help and motivate their fellow runners. I can’t wait to follow you at VT100k this weekend! We will be praying for you!
    God Bless
    Nick

    • Wow! Thanks, folks. You know, I have a long overdue thank you to you from last fall for the sisterhood blogging award (can’t remember the exact name). Either way thank you for both. I’m so psyched and honored.
      AND thanks for helping me to go veg!! (More on that later).
      You guys rock!

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