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Sacramento Beat the Blerch 2015

Beat the Blerch Guest Report by Mrs Winged Ling (aka almostwonderwoman)….

I was thrilled to be running the Beat the Blerch Half Marathon. I read the comics, got a costume, talked people from work into running it. In the interest of journalistic integrity I would have to admit to being a Blerch fangirl.

As many fangirls and boys have found out, sometimes you should never meet your heroes. Continue reading

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2015 Folsom Lake Ultra Trail 110K Race Report

Date of Race: 10 Oct 2015 A Change of Plans… I had intended to close out 2015 with my first 100 mile distance, the Rio Del Lago –  accomplishing an incredible distance, on a beautiful course, in a scenic location, while taking home my first buckle, and a WSER ticket to boot. It was the … Continue reading

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Gold Rush 10 Mile / 5K Trail Run Race Report

Honey, wake up. It’s almost six o’clock. *%$#. One four-letter-expletive later, and I was up out of bed and moving. Dressed for the day with coffee in hand, I grabbed my gear bag and ran to the car. Folsom Lake, here I come. Super September Yolo Brewing and Total Body Fitness, two local Sacramento area … Continue reading

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The Lover’s Leap of Faith 50K Race Report

The Mountains Are Calling If I don’t run (almost) daily I go crazy. It’s my stress release at the end of a day. However, trotting around the ‘burbs day in and day out doesn’t do it for me either. I have to get out, and get wild. Mountains, trees, rivers, lakes, oceans – the deeper into … Continue reading

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One Crazy Day – The Loco 200 (partial) Race Report

The Pre-ramble I was, then I wasn’t. Then I was again. Then I wasn’t. The Loco 200 Relay was something I first stumbled upon months ago one night on Facebook. I struck up a conversation with the RD about building a team and I played with the idea on and off for a while. It … Continue reading

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2015 GVH Labor Day Races – 10K Race Report

Davis is a wonderful city. In 1966, city planners began adding bicycle lanes to the streets, driving a cultural identity that would further shape the city for decades to come. There are now over 100 miles of Bike Lanes and Bike Paths throughout the City and surrounding area, and these miles of pathways are shared by walkers … Continue reading

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DNF: The Rancho Cañada del Oro Race Report

It was going to be difficult month. In June, I was faced with a daunting list of obligations; family, kids, baby, work, household and personal tasks, followed by a myriad of other obligations. The fog was going to push me to my emotional, financial, and time-in-the-day limits. It was going to be a short sprint, lasting … Continue reading

The Born to Run Extravaganza! Or: How I learned to stop worrying and love to bomb (down hills)
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The Born to Run Extravaganza! Or: How I learned to stop worrying and love to bomb (down hills)

Reading about the Born to Run Extravaganza from Facebook, blogs, and social media outlets, is a unique experience. It is generally regarded as the Woodstock of running and the stories are testaments to this wild weekend of running, games, adventure, music, and libations. It is a celebration of life, friendship, and the idea that everyone – regardless of … Continue reading

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The 2015 American River 50 Race Report

My First 50 It’s been two weeks since the race, bouncing about here and there… Time for reflection. The more time that passes brings a greater sense of accomplishment and wonder to the feat (or feet….heh). The patina of history, I suppose. The calm before the storm After a trip to visit family, and a … Continue reading