I run happy.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Marshmallows, Dusty Trails, Peaks, Mountains and Stars

Some races just come together.
Some races start and you know you're done before the first mile.
Some races are done before you start but you do them anyway...and that's okay.

This last Saturday was one of my better ones:

for 13 miles.

BS had some battles...

for 32 miles(50k)...

but he persevered and finish his 50k in 7:xx,  ending with a death march that included a smile and a few minutes of projectile vomiting once he reached the shade.  So proud of my mentally and physically strong husband.  Yes,  projectile vomiting might not seem okay to some but in our household,  it happens.

 Dawn...we camped and drove a mile to the start.
 Early start, 6:30 a.m.
 Finish...sometime after 1 p.m.  the last 1/2 mile.
 Pre-vomit fest with Craig!

 Race Eve festivities with Ping and Pong, their mom and her boyfriend.
My favorite part of camping.
Finding the perfect marshmallow roasting stick is always a priority for me.

BS was satisfied with his time and effort, it was a hot day and he finished.

My half was a highlight for my year; I felt strong on the hills both up and down and the heat made me feel great...it is definitely a comfort for me which is weird, I know.

My highlight of the weekend was NOT the lumpy, hard and crusty ground where we slept because I tossed and turned ALL night.  No, the highlight was when I left the tent to pee in the tall grass at about 2:30 a.m.,  near our tent,  and and looked up to see an ENTIRE sky filled with stars that were so close together they almost exploded before my eyes.  I couldn't walk.  I couldn't stop myself from scanning the sky.  I felt so insignificant and yet, so embraced by the beauty.

Thank you Cuyamaca 3 Peaks for a great time...

Run happy,


  1. Your highlight certainly makes needing to pee at 2:30 am a pleasure instead of a nuisance. Just one of the side-benefits of being running-obsessed.

  2. Awesome and well done to both of you! I wish we could join you for a race weekend one day. My son commented a while back that he hasn't seen me vomiting after a race for a long time now. He asked if everything was ok :)

  3. Great job! The stars sound magnificent! Great to find a plus out of a 2 a.m. outdoors pee.

  4. Love it - I LOVE my night-time pees when I'm camping! Nice work on the 13 miles as well and I can't believe you love running in the heat. As for BS - 50K! Awesome!

  5. Sounds like such a great event...too bad about the vomitting, but it sounds like it was par for the "course". It's been a while since I've come to read your adventures. I'm doing a little catching up :)