Shannon & Pam, after months of training, officially became ultrarunners with finishing Way Too Cool 2010 (3/13/10). They continue to run the long distances as they continue to challenge themselves physically & mentally. This is where they post those triumphs and also their tribulations.

November 27, 2009

11-26-09 Day 18 T- Day Shannon

Happy T-Day all.

Today was a good day. Well it ended really well anyways:).

Woke up around 6:30a, saw day light and knew it was time to get up and hit the road for a 2 mile run. Got out there to just run an out and back on the road in my neighborhood. First mile out felt great, made my u-turn to come back and that's when Mother Nature came a calling with a vengeance. I thought, "I can still do this, just don't think about it." Started running again, but had to stop. I had to walk otherwise there was going to be a very nasty accident. I went as far as I could walking and said "I'm not going to make it home :(."

When I'm out on the road or trails by myself, I always run with my cell, so I called my wonderfully understanding hubby to come get me. Talk about embarrassing (mostly to be talking about it here), but I would have been even more embarrassed to come home a mess.

Because of this not so wonderful outing, I've decided to add a list to the right - "Why we love trail running (vs road running)". This is where Pam and I (and Diane if so chooses to) can add everything we love about trail running. I'm hoping we get a very long list, and I'm hoping that some of the items turn out to be quite humorous, as is my reason #4 - When Mother Nature calls you to "go" you can pull off the trail to "go". You can't do that while on the roads. Which is what happened to me! :(.

So needless to say I didn't get my 2 miles in, but I did manage to get 1.67 miles in before my hubby arrived in the green chariot. I know Diane, it's not 2, but this was an emergency, I had no choice. I tried, I really tried!

After my failed attempt to get in 2 miles this morning, I cooked my dinner of stuffed portabello mushrooms to take to my mom's. We then headed over to my mom's for a great afternoon/evening. All the kids (adults now) were there and we had a great time.

Oh and I'm quite pleased to say that I maintained my wheat-free-ness today. Day 4 and I'm feeling good.

Tomorrow is rest and a long trip up into the mountains to see my MIL and to get our X-Mas tree - a beautiful Silver Tip (Charlie Brown tree - my fav).



  1. yikes! glad hubby was there to rescue you!

  2. I had an incident (that time of the month) incident while trail glad there was no one was around to see it...yikes!!