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 27, 2009

12-27-09 Day 49 Shannon

Wow - long time no blog! Talk about crazy week! Christmas is over - phew!

Since my last post, you know Pam and I got into Way Too Cool - OMG - I'm still in freak out mode, however, my nerves have calmed a bit after taking a closer look at the cutoff times. Pam and I feel 92.93% confident that we'll be able to meet the cutoffs. We're going to plan some training runs on a few of the tougher parts of the course - one being Ball Bearing (the steepest climb (.7 miles) of the course) - gosh even the name is scary! It has also been suggested that we take a training run down the waterfall (Dead Truck Trail) - hello the word DEAD in any trail has got to mean something really bad!

So I've been keeping up with my training. I've been trying to keep it easy and it's really helping with my adrenal fatigue issues. Last week (X-Mas) was stressful, but now it's over and I can really start to focus on the training. Was only able to get one yoga practice in last week, but I'll get my 2 in this week.

The funnest run this last week was on Wednesday night with the FTRs. We met at Karen's Bakery in Folsom and headed out to Dovewood Court in Orangevale to see the infamous X-Mas light showing. I, being fairly new to the area, had never heard of the infamous Dovewood Court X-Mas lights, nor had I ever been, so this was a lot of fun. Of course, I had a wonderful FTR, Steve, hanging back with me so that I wasn't left behind.

Here are a couple of pics from that night. We were suppose to come dressed in the spirit, so I wore antlers and Renee wore her Santa hat and fun candy cane striped socks. Angie also came festively dressed. Here I am with Renee showing off our cute attire and then one of me in front of someones lit up house. Tons of people and cars! Glad we were running in!

Lots of fun, we ran a total of 6.5 miles that night, mostly on pavement, and I'm happy to say that my knees held up quite nicely. I'm definitely getting stronger. I thought for sure my hips might not be happy with me Thursday morning, from all the pounding, but I felt good - no pain.

Saturday had a great 10 mile run with Pam, we took it nice and slow and really enjoyed the scenery and the run. We then went to Starbucks afterward with Diane, Kem, and Trish. Great time!! Then I came home and spent the rest of the day making tamales - yummy.

Today I got in a short 2.75 mile run in my neighborhood. Hit the trail behind my neighborhood. It runs along New York Creek and the creek was flowing strong after last night's rain. It was awesome. The trail was nice and muddy - just the way I like it!!

This coming week I'm hoping will be stress-free.

Stay dirty.

1 comment:

  1. The pics are fabulous! I am SORE after today's run! I didn't run with the group; instead slept in :) Have a good rest day tomorrow!