Monthly Archives: August 2010

Tactless pedicure ladies

K. and I went for a pedicure together today because she deserved one and because I thought I should put forth a little effort. It was the standard pedicure scene: a seemingly gracious lady talking about you in a foreign … Continue reading

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Cinderella in Mountain Time

Well, it’s 4am and I’m up for no good reason. Asa and Eliot and the cat are still snoring away. About 5 minutes ago I had myself convinced that my body was still on Mountain Time, but that would actually … Continue reading

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Home!

Asa and I made it home to San Antonio with our 200 pounds of luggage yesterday. The boy was a prince. We had a 3 1/2 hour layover in Denver and other than spending $15 on apple juice and visiting … Continue reading

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Headed home

Asa and I are headed back to San Antonio tomorrow morning. We leave DC at 6am and head directly to Denver. Honestly!! All in all, we’ll be heading home for 9 hours tomorrow. My carry on bags are loaded down … Continue reading

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Recovery

I don’t sleep well after running 100 miles. I’m not sure exactly why. Anyone else out there have trouble sleeping after long runs? So, whatever the reason, I’m up at 4am watching a History Channel show about a swamp stalker … Continue reading

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Leadville Ore Cart Trophy

Asa was impressed with the ore cart trophy from Leadville. It’s a miniature mining cart complete with lots of ore. My mother was not thrilled with the rocks being dumped over and over again onto her wood floors, but she … Continue reading

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Leadville Race Report

Leadville is a great race and the people involved are outstanding. I had a pretty hard time there. My stomach turned on me after about 40 miles and I was reduced to eating Saltine crackers during the last 30 miles. … Continue reading

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Last night at the hostel (Runner’s crack house)

I will miss hostel living. This place is full of great people who are happy to sit and talk about running for hours. It’s a runner’s crack house. Last night I came back around nine and folks were sitting around … Continue reading

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Practicing getting up early for race day

So there are these young guys at the hostel who got up early this morning (before 4am) to go running — in order to see how it would feel to be up at that hour. Are you laughing uproariously too? … Continue reading

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Mosquito Pass

I just got down from Mosquito Pass. It’s a 13,185 foot pass east of Leadville that you can drive most of the way up. Once the road got too rough for a car, I hiked slowly up the last miles … Continue reading

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