Friday, June 18, 2010


This last week, I spent a little time in Canada.  I volunteered at an aid station for the Rainier to Ruston Rail-Trail Relay and Ultra, and I was able to do a little running/training myself (despite my sore knee).  Here are a few of my favorite pics from the trip. Such beauty...
Running in the rain

Enjoying the view on a suspension bridge

Climbing up some tough terrain


Colfax Trail

A friend of mine shared a new trail with me.  It is totally worth the drive to Colfax.  I've seen coyotes, deer, eagles, and an owl.  Oh, and the trail is long, relatively flat (at least for the section that I run), and gorgeous.  Here are a couple of pics.


Friday, June 11, 2010


I am really behind on my blog here, but I wanted to post a quick little something to document my latest race - the Coeur d'Alene 5K.  The course was very pretty, and my legs felt good the whole time.  I ran with a pack of middle-aged women and only sprinted past them in the last tenth of a mile or so.  My finish time was a 31:21 (10:05 pace), my fastest to date.

Once I crossed the finish line, I didn't stop to catch my breath or get my free beer.  Instead, I decided to run the course again and add a couple of miles to it.  That day, I ran a 5k, ran another five miles or so, and then walked two.  Hopefully that ten-mile run with help prepare me for my big race next month.