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Thursday, January 10, 2013

By the Seat of my Pants

I've been asked quite often what my 2013 racing schedule looks like.  Well, here it is...

 Yeah, that's how I roll, by the seat of my pants.

I know that I am officially registered for a few items on this list and I completely know I'll never get to or want to do everything listed.  Since the super secret spy often traveling much of my planning revolves around working out a sitter for the kiddos without being away from them every weekend. 

This year's A race will be Massanutten Mountain Trails 100.   My training and racing plans up to race day will be shaped completely by this one race.  With the first training run over MLK weekend I won't have long to worry about getting to know the extreme trails on the mountain. 

Luckily I won't be alone on the trail for those nearly 33 miles my fellow trail runner, D will be joining in the challenge.  D will be pacing me this May for about 40 miles.  I already know that if when I finish this amazing challenge it will be because D helps me remember that quiting is not an option. 

But for now, today, I'll remember that just like in a race I can't run the whole distance at once.  I can only tackle the step I am taking right now.  There is no need to worry about the next 99, first I have to tackle the one I am facing.  Today I am gaining strength, endurance and confidence to make each mile a little more enjoyable.   Because I might just barely finish the 100 mile adventure by the seat of my pants but I want to do it with a smile on my face.

How are you pushing out of your comfort zone in 2013?


  1. Wow, great list! Looking forward to following your journey and hopefully see you on a trail at some point!

  2. Awesome list! I too am seat of the pants more than I would like. I've got one thing on the schedule so far. My plan is to run less but back to what I love: faster!

  3. Will this be your first 100 miler? I can't wait to follow your journey!

  4. I just completed my first 50 miler this past November, so am very intrigued by ultra races in general. Can't wait to follow along!!

  5. I am always amazed by you! I'm pushing myself this year.... my first marathon!