Category: Race Reports

Lake Tahoe Sprint Triathlon 2018

  2018 marked the second year in a row that Cortney (aka Thing 2) and I have participated together in the Lake Tahoe Sprint Triathlon put on by Big Blue Adventure. In the week leading up to race day, our respective families expressed that…

Chanoko 50K

Back in November, right around the time I started my taper leading into CIM (California International Marathon), I was all sorts of fired up about running.  My body felt great and I had a ton of energy due to the taper, so what better…

CIM 2017 – That Hurt…

As I sit here the day after finishing CIM, I still find myself struggling to figure out exactly how I feel about the 26.2 miles I ran.  Without a doubt, it was the perfectly conflicted ending to a perfectly conflicted season. My 2017 summer running season…

Emerald Bay Trail Run 2017 – Families that Race Together….

In August 2016, I decided to reward myself with a shorter distance race. I had been struggling with my health for over 2 years and finally got a diagnosis, treatment and was on the mend. Being a newbie to Truckee, I had (and still…

The Truckee [Half] Marathon

By:  Thing 1 & Thing 2 We’re neighbors.  We’re friends.  We run together, bike together, walk our kids to and from the bus together.  We help each other with our respective children.  We’re like sister-wives without the shared husband.  We each have our own…

Truckee Swim Classic – 2.4 Humbling & Inspiring Miles of Donner Lake

This past Sunday, September 10th, 2017 was the inaugural Truckee Swim Classic hosted by Big Blue Adventure as part of the Sierra Open Water Swim Series.  The series boasts four distinct events throughout the summer months in addition to this event:  the Sand Harbor…

Breaking Up with Running

On Wednesday, August 2nd at precisely 6:07AM, I pulled my right calf. Yes, I know the exact date and time because I was running with my friend, Cortney and we were heading up a hill just outside of the Donner Picnic Site to meet…