About a Week and a Half Until Silver City 100k

Volunteering (while wearing my super cool pink flamingo hat) at Silver City 100k last year! It should be FUN!

Volunteering (while wearing my super cool pink flamingo hat) at Silver City 100k last year! It should be FUN!

My next ultra is sneaking up on me! I’m doing the Silver City 100k (with 13,000+ of elevation gain) through some pretty rocky, sweet trails in Silver City, Idaho and I’m pretty pumped! Last year my entire family volunteered to do an aid station at the race and I had a blast! The course is technical and some of the climbs are sure to have me begging for Mommy, but I figure with the creek crossings and the panoramic views and familiar faces along the course it will be a time to remember for sure!

Lucky Peak at the summit - what a view!!!! Worth the 3,000+ of climbing in 5.5 miles to get there!

Lucky Peak at the summit – what a view!!!! Worth the 3,000+ of climbing in 5.5 miles to get there!

I’ve spent the last three weeks hitting up my local trails again (that I’d been grounding myself from as I got into BQ shape) and that’s been a lot of fun! I’ve done Lucky Peak, Dry Creek, Corrals, Hard Guy, Watchman, Shane’s, Stack Rock and some of the Bogus trails and it’s been a delight to get back into my groove!  My climbing skills still need some serious work, but I’m feeling like my old self on the downhills and flats and the gorgeous wildflowers have been making my journeys a total delight!

Enjoying some altitude training up at Bogus Basin on the trails.

Enjoying some altitude training up at Bogus Basin on the trails.

I hope to get in a couple more solid runs this week before I ease up and taper more seriously for the race!

Life on the home-front has been pretty good, too. My five children have been begging me to take them to the local pools a few times a week, they’ve had sleepovers and we’ve gone on hikes and out for ice cream and to the movies! It’s been a nice time to relax from our usual homeschooling responsibilities and enjoy the summer together!

MMmmm - Taking the kids out for ice cream on a hot summer day is always a treat!

MMmmm – Taking the kids out for ice cream on a hot summer day is always a treat!

 

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