Category: Races

Ice Age Trail 50 – 2015

“Two more up and downs and we’re there!” I said to Dean, but mostly I was telling myself. I picked Dean up around mile 32 after a tough climb out to Emma Carlin. I couldn’t run downhills anymore. “It doesn’t even matter anymore,” he replied. But it did. After the roller coaster day I’ve had and the pain I had…

Lakefront 50k Race Report

LakeFront 50k – Race Report In December of 2014 I had two hernias repaired. After my surgery, I decided that the Lakefront 50k along Chicago’s Lakefront path would be a good race to build up some mileage. Even though most of my larger late spring races would be trails, I liked the idea of a nice flat road race. I…

Door County Fall 50 – 2014

I honestly don’t even know where to begin. This race just flew by for me. I guess that’s a good thing right!? It’s so bizarre to me to think that 8 hours can just fly by.   I signed up only weeks before the Door County fall 50. I’ll admit, I was dragging my feet. I was pretty unsure about…

Fox Cities Marathon – 2014

I’m still so excited about how well things went at the Fox Cities Marathon.  The race could not have gone smoother for me.  After a busy day photographing a good friends’ wedding, Steve and I headed to Appleton.  We arrived a little late but got settled and checked in pretty quick.  We sat down together and ate burritos that we…

Ice Age Trail 50 -2014

I can still feel the energy buzzing around from last weekend’s race.  Looking back I have to admit this was my strongest run to date. In the days leading up to the race I was anxious but still confident. I knew I could complete the 50 miles but I didn’t know what to expect when it came to time.  The…

Hallucination 100 – 2013

I still can’t believe this day has come and gone so quickly.  It’s the day I’ve been thinking about and training for since mid April.  It became my goal race for the year shortly after my first 50.  Now, I’m going to try to make this NOT boring and NOT TOOO long, but how on earth do you sum up…

Shamrock N’ Run 5k 2013 – Race Report

Shamrock N’ Run 5k “I think we’ll run a race tomorrow…” I said to Steve. Many friends had already planned on running the Shamrock N’ Run 5k and had asked if Steve and I were planning on joining in. Truth is, we weren’t. To be honest, sometimes I hate the pressure of doing well in races with friends. Friends seem…