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.

December 18, 2009

12-18-09 Day 40 Shannon

Last night I did another night run with the Folsom Trail Runners. What a blast. Pam got to join us this time - woo hoo. I now know for sure that night running is my new passion. Yup, I'd like to be able to get in all my weekly runs in the dark, but I know that's not possible, so I'll take once a week :).

Got in 2 yoga classes this week - yeah. Next week though it looks like I may only get in one. I'll try to do my own practice at home on Thursday.

Today is a rest day - a much needed rest day. I've had a really stressful week (my daughter's car was stolen, work, too much traffic, blah, blah, blah) and I'm really feeling the effects of the stress (mental & physical) this week. This weekend won't allow for me to mellow out either :(. But I'll take and do my best to cruise through the weekend, hope for a less stressful week next week, and then I can take a much needed break from work and "scheduled" life appointments next weekend. :)

This weekend Pam and I are going to try out a new (ok new to me) trail on Saturday to do our scheduled 6 miler. Sunday I have to be up in Auburn by 1p, so I'll have to stay close to home for my scheduled 4 miler (can't join the group at Cavitt) - neighborhood run :(. However, I'll squeeze in part of those 4 miles on the trails behind my neighborhood, so it won't all be bad.

Have a great weekend.

Stay dirty!


  1. I just stumbled on your blog and was excited to see that you all are from my area! I just moved here from SoCal and have been thinking of giving trail running a try. Do you have any tips for easy trails for beginners? Look forward to reading through the rest of your blog...P

  2. Hi Paris,

    Welcome, please find our trail running group at Click on the link to the right, under Trail Links, for Folsom Trail Runners, that will take you right to us. We are a very beginner friendly group and offer lots of different runs so that you can learn about the awesome trails we have in the area.

    In fact we are doing a run on Saturday starting from Granite Bay that is very beginner trail runner friendly.

    Check us out.

  3. Just popping back in to thank you for the info. I checked out the FTRs link and joined up. I've only been able to attend a couple of the beginner friendly runs, but what a great group! And trail running is so much fun! Thanks again!