2011 was a year of firsts for me. I ran my first real trail run, I ran my first ultra and I completed my first 100 mile race. I met a lot of new friends and feel truly lucky to have had the experiences I have. Trail running brings out the fun side of running all over again and I’m in love. And my passion is squarely directed at 100 mile races. I adore them. I never felt more alive and more myself than I did during Cascade Crest. The impression 2011 leaves on me propels me into 2012 and beyond into the fun and welcoming world of ultrarunning. And I couldn’t be more excited!
On tap for 2012:
- Capitol Peak 50 – April
- Bighorn 100 – June
- White River 50 – July
- Cascade Crest 100 or Waldo 100k – August (I am on the waitlist for Cascade Crest and keeping my fingers crossed)
- Pinhoti 100 – November
My 2012 plan is ambitious. But that’s the kind of person I am. I wouldn’t have it any other way. Now that I know I can cover the 100 mile distance and have fun doing it – the challenge will be to have even MORE fun and cover the distance faster as I fine tune my nutrition and gear needs.
Somehow I’ve convinced a few sponsors to stand behind my efforts in 2012. Many thanks to GU and Nuun for their support! I believe in and use all of their products already – and it’s so nice to have them on my team!