1st Orienteering Event 2016

1st Orienteering Event 2016
2 hours of running through a local State Park finding checkpoints! We felt good.   It was a beautiful day with full sunshine.  Have to love that in the Nebraska winter!  We felt strong on navigation and didn’t have any trouble finding most of the checkpoints.  We slowed down immensely when we got the part ...

The Plan. 1

What’s in store for 2015? So far in 2015 we’ve done: 6 mile trail run Orienteering Challenge 6 miles trail run 2 hour adventure race 10 mile trail run. What’s next? March 20th:  I’m super pumped that we just signed up to do Break Up Adventure’s 6 hour Short Course at Milford Lake, KS! April ...

2nd Panama Adventure Race

2nd Panama Adventure Race
I really want to write about our adventure race, but first I must tell you how awesome Sheri is! On Saturday she ran up 40 flights of stairs for Omaha’s Trek the Towers event!   Then we did a mini triathlon at a local health club that afternoon!  She kicked my butt by the way.  ...

Catching up…and gearing up for 2015. 1

Catching up...and gearing up for 2015.
2015 is  going to be a great year!  Although I’ve missed posting a few events lately, I wanted to start off with 2015! January has started out a little slow, with me being sick more often that not.  I’m really ready to start feeling good again. Earlier in January we did a 6 mile trail ...

Quads, Tri’s, Adventure Racing and Trail runs…Whew.

The weather here is still  trying to figure out if it’s spring or winter still.    We get a nice day or two, followed by cold.  I am so ready for it to warm up! Next week is a 5 mile trail run, there will be hills!…which I need to plan another 5 miles after ...

Winter Trail Runs 2

Winter Trail Runs
A couple of weeks ago, we ran the Raging Bull Trail Run. Again, signed up for 6, ran 3.  Boo, hiss. We discovered we run downhill like old ladies.  Really.  We picked our way downhill, sliding and slipping the whole way and not at all ‘running’.  The Raging Bull is a 3 mile loop in ...

And now what? 1

What’s next now that I have done something I didn’t think I could? Do it again, of course! I have a couple of goals I’m working on now. First up is focusing on losing some weight.  Although I’d heard the rumors, I was a little disappointed that I didn’t lose anything (even seemed to gain ...

Team in Training Recap 2

A part of me does not want to write this post.  I can’t believe it’s over.  I still can’t believe I did it!  The training, the early Saturday mornings, the sweaty humid runs in summer,  the fundraising.  It’s finished, goal accomplished.  I like to wear that Tiffany necklace I got at the finish line to ...

San Fran part 2 – Race Day 2

San Fran part 2 - Race Day
After we met with the team Saturday night, it was off to bed. Luckily we were still on Nebraska time, so it made it easier to go to bed early.  4:30 wake up call! We made arrangements on Saturday to have a microwave and bowls delivered so I could make my usual pre-run breakfast (as ...

Dirty Girl Mud Run Recap 1

Dirty Girl Mud Run Recap
Saturday I had group training for 8 miles.  Then Sheri and I changed clothes and headed to the Dirty Girl Mud Run. It was a blast!  I really just feel like a big kid running up and over things, getting dirty, and having a great time.   This first obstacle I had a great time ...