10 mile Trail Run

10 mile Trail Run
This winter went by fast and we’ve had some excellent spring weather. We have some exciting (tough!) events coming up and I’m all over the map with my training.  I haven’t been able to settle on a good plan.   I’ve been active consistently but need to be more intentional with runs and bike rides. ...

Winter Adventure with my son

Winter Adventure with my son
A couple of weeks ago with our Winter Adventure race.  Sheri and I planned to do the 4 hour course but was sick on race day.  I contemplated racing on my own, but then I asked my son if he wanted to join me.  We dropped down to the 2 hour race for his first ...

February Trail Running

February Trail Running
That was a cold one!  6 mile trail run in a beautiful state park. Who said Nebraska is flat? The ground was frozen  which was a nice change from sloshing around in the mud but did present it’s own challenges in a few places.  But we had fun with it!       Any advice ...

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 ...

January Trail Run

January Trail Run
You never know what you’re going to get running in January.  It’s been 50 degrees and muddy and sometimes it’s cold and snowy. This one started out pretty decent but definitely got colder and cloudier by the end. We did 6 miles.  The trail was pretty icy in patches and I got to use my ...

Winter training plans 1

Winter training plans
Last run in beautiful state park! I haven’t posted in a long time.  Sometimes life happens.   But we are still at it and planning and gearing up for 2016. We have a lot of events on the schedule for 2016 and we are also changing our team name.  Time to upgrade from the Knotheads! ...

April Challenge 1

April Challenge
  I’m not sure where this picture comes from, but I found it on pinterest and love it.  Sums up Team Knotheads! Challenges: For the month of April, I have decided to go grain free.  I am gluten-free most of the time, but I regularly eat rice, tortilla chips, popcorn and oatmeal.  I often feel stuffed ...

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 ...

Valentine’s Day trail run

Valentine's Day trail run
I really want to tell you about this last weekend’s events, but first we have the Valentine’s Day Trail Run!   There was more snow on the trail than we thought since it had warmed up a little in the days prior to the run.  Back in the trees the trails were still snowy but ...

Now that’s just Ugly

Now that's just Ugly
This week we did a 4 mile run on Saturday in mixed conditions.   The snow was melting and freezing so it was pretty icy in patches and I am paranoid about falling and breaking something.    By the afternoon it had warmed up quite a bit and was a nice day especially for Nebraska in winter! ...