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Just a Little Outdoor Time

Just a Little Outdoor Time

It’s been a while since I’ve kept up with this blog and I miss it! It turned into a place to write race reports and there is so much more going on than mere races. I’ll definitely get back into posting some more running garb, but I’m going to throw in more family stuff too… On May 8th, it was a gloomy, rainy day. We had been sitting inside letting the weather get us down so I made the call…

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Bandera 100k

Bandera 100k

What can I say about the Bandera 100k? Bottom line, this is a fantastic race. No, it’s not a big mountain race in one of the buzz word locations out west: read ‘Silverton, Miwok, Squaw Valley, Leadville’ etc… But this race stands on it’s own and is arguably my favorite race for a few distinct reasons. 1. People. If you have ever been to a Tejas Trails event, you know how well run they are. Great RD(s), volunteers, runners, etc……

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El Oso Grande – Bear 100 Race Report

El Oso Grande – Bear 100 Race Report

The Bear 100 My relationship with 100 milers has been so dysfunctional it’s really not funny. Before Bear this year I was 1 for 5 so it goes without saying that the months leading up to this race I was more than a little nervous and honestly questioned why I was giving it another go. I knew something unforeseen would go wrong and I’d add yet another DNF to the list. I’ve always known I’ve had it in me to…

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