Ok, I haven't updated this in 2 years! I'm going to make a conscious effort to update this again as I begin phase 2 of beast mode. Since my first post, I have ended up completing many ultramarathons and it has become a serious passion of mine. There's nothing quite like running in the forest for hours on end and pushing yourself to your limits and beyond. I'm going to start using this as a place to store race recaps and other rad experiences. I'm going to make an effort to at least update once a week on Fridays, but I'll shoot for more.
|Some of my medals from races in 2012|
I had to take 4 months off due to, unfortunate, back-to-back injuries. I started running again in late December and have since made excellent progress over the last 5 weeks.
Last weekend, some buds and I volunteered at the DamNation aid station at the Rocky Raccoon 100 Mile endurance run
. I also had the chance to pace my buddy Peter (Beast mode ultrarunner) for the last 15 miles of his 100 miler. He kicked ass and the experience of volunteering at DamNation was wonderful. Of course, as soon as it was over I had to sign up for a race!
I went ahead and signed up for my return to Ultrarunning with the Nueces 50K
on March 2nd. This is the only tejas trails course that I haven't been on and I look forward to running it. I plan on taking it easy and making sure my ankle holds up. I hear the facility is beautiful, so i'm really looking forward to soaking it all in and just enjoy my time out of the city and away from computers. Based on my performance at Nueces, I'll decide if i'm going to do the 50k or 50 mile at Hell's Hills
on April 6. I might just do the 50k and then do the 52 mile at a new race up in Possum Kingdom called the Possum Kingdom Trail Run
on April 27.
I'll be taking my wonderful family to Disney World on the 17th, so i'm going to try to get at least one more update before then. Until next time, see you on the trails!