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.

March 20, 2010

First day of spring run

Shannon, Cynthia and I started at Twin Rocks this morning for an easy 8 miler. What a gorgeous day! We were anxious to get back out there after WTC. We had run 4 miles on Thursday, but I was excited to do a longer run and test my legs on the hills. Then the most feared words rang out from Shannon, 'I FORGOT MY SHOES!" I was horrified and quickly suggested that she run barefoot. I needed her out there with me!! We briefly discussed running to a store to get some cheap shoes, but then, she remembered she had hiking boots with her, YAY!

Shannon, the stud that she has now become, took it in stride and tied those boots to her feet and we were off! We took the trail up towards ADO. The trail was in perfect condition. We ran into a ton of runners, and saw some of the fleet feet training group coming up the hill. At the top of one hill, we took a short break, and there she was, TRAILMOMMA!  

 We finally got to see eachother after months of following eachother's blogs. So great to run into her! She looked strong, gave us a hug and took a picture of us .  And then she was off up the hill like a jackrabbit!  We ran into so many of our trail running buddies today including Ken, Jeff (who I accidently called Mike, sorry Jeff!), Mary, among others. Lots of people training for AR 50 which is just around the corner :) We ended the run with a starbucks (of course). Shannon's feet held up nicely in those heavy hiking boots. What an awesome day!


  1. Great post Pam! Love my goofball pic!! I think that will be my new profile pic on FB! :)

    The run felt great! Thanks for making me think about possibly running barefoot!