Thursday, June 7, 2012

Three Things Thursday

I hope that everyone had a fabulous day yesterday, on National Running Day!  I logged 8 hot and sunny miles out on the Capital City Trail.  It was a beautiful evening for a run around here.  Is it Thursday already???!!!!  WOW!!  I need to get packing .........

1 - Tomorrow morning at this time, I will be setting sail from Madison, southbound, towards Chicago.  200 miles of pure fun and craziness with my Panty Raiders teammates.  The last week building up to the Ragnar Relay has been amazing.  We have some great cap'ns and 'mates and everyone has been keeping the team very organized.  So much goes into planning one of these relays ... I never imagined.  So much to think about, that I've barely thought of my three legs of the race.
Have you ran a relay?  Any helpful tips??

2 -  I received the proofs from the Madison Half Marathon that I ran over Memorial Day weekend.  I was delighted to find these nice shots.  I recall seeing the camera man up ahead and then was distracted by a runner to my left.  Jenny is a RDM reader who I would be meeting up with after the race.  We had only previously met through cyberspace.  She recognized me, called my name, sped past me, and caught me off guard.


And, this beauty is one of my new faves.  I look like I'm running right into the camera.  I felt and looked strong and very happy to be racing.  I had obviously found my "happy pace"!

3 -  Did you know that there are only 100 days left until the Northface Endurance Challenge Midwest Regional event (HERE).  The events take place September 15-16 and I will be there.  Stay tuned for more details on how you can participate!!
This is an ideal course layout for elite speedsters and those taking their first strides in the world of ultra trail running, The Endurance Challenge Madison course is run-able from start to finish, provided that you’ve trained properly. A large portion of the course takes place on the renowned Ice Age Trail located 60 miles southeast of Madison in the southern reaches of the picturesque Kettle Moraine State Park.

Registration is now open for the following events:

50 miler
50 K
Marathon Relay
Half Marathon
Kids Races

Drop me a line if you will be at the Northface Endurance Challenge Midwest Regional Event!


  1. You look great, and best of all, like you are having so much fun! Good luck at Ragnar- I've got that one high on my bucket list of races.

  2. Those are great pictures! Good luck in your relay.

  3. Relays are great! I've run on a relay team five times....four times for the Fall 50 up in Door County and once for the inaugural Run Away to the Bay (Oshkosh to GB). I've never done one of the 200 mile ones, though.

    Have fun!