BibRave Review: XX2i France2 Sunglasses

Disclaimer: I received XX2i France 2 shades to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!

Yup, more sunglasses! I’ve mentioned time and again that I have a slight obsession with sunglasses. Considering I throw them around so much, toss them in my car, purse, gym bag, suitcases, etc. I go through a lot of pairs and put them all through some tough training. As a BibRave Pro, I’ve been able to try most of the XX2i lineup and I’m consistently impressed with the quality of the product.  Check out my previous reviews of the USA1, Bermuda1 (lifestyle), Hawaii1, and Australia1. I still use the Bermuda1 as my daily sunnies, and the USA1 for running and cycling. The Hawaii1 and Australia1 were both great but didn’t fit me as well, so I donated them to friends.

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So many glasses, so little time.

As with all the XX2i products, the France2 are durable, stylish, colorful and offer the full lifetime warranty and 365 day no hassle return policy, no questions asked! The France2 come in many awesome colors with various interchangeable lenses offered. I know I’ve mentioned my dislike of pink on various occasions, but considering I received the bright pink Rudy Helmet to test last fall I figured some matching flashy pink sunnies would be appropriate. As you can see from the pic above, it looks pretty badass, even more pink.

These glasses might be my favorite yet.  They’re super lightweight, come with adjustable ear and nose pieces (as do most XX2i glasses), and DON’T FOG! Many glasses are advertised as anti-fog but these were the first that truly withstand the humidity of Atlanta. Even when I stop running or cycling, they don’t fog.

For me, XX2i is a brand that deserves loyalty. The pros of the France2 are really the pros of all of their products: durability,  reliability, customer service, great guarantee, and affordability. Decide what style works for you and go crazy with colors, lenses, etc. Considering the great price and lifetime warranty, it’s worth buying several pairs if you can’t choose your favorite. In fact, use code marchbibrave this month for 50% off! For that price you certainly can’t stop at one pair!

Check out what other BibRave Pros have to say:

Tedrick | Amy | Angie | Mai |

Don’t forget to join and follow BibRave and XX2i on Twitter #Bibchat on Tuesday, March 21 @ 9pm EST for your chance to win a pair of France2!

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It’s not a lazy weekend; it’s just the calm before the storm

As I wait for some large SAS computations, there’s no better time for an update. I’ve done nothing particularly exciting this weekend. I’ve had the absolute pleasure of following my husband wherever he likes, mostly including a drive to Chattanooga to visit the in-laws, and my awesome brother -in-law and sister-in-law. He deserves more time but he’s incredibly patient with my insane lifestyle and remains my biggest supporter nonetheless. I brought running gear and it stayed nice and clean in my bag; best laid plans. I was a little bummed to miss the excitement at the Atlanta Women’s 5k but I couldn’t muster up much more disappointment than that. I’ve gone 3 for 3 on my 12 month marathon challenge, we have just a couple weeks reprieve from Atlanta Track Club training programs, and I’m looking at some travel and lots of school insanity in the next couple months; a weekend of socializing, drinking, a movie and nice dinner with my husband, etc. is all just part of the training plan.

A week ago I had the ultimate honor of pacing the 5:15 marathon team at the Publix Georgia Marathon here in Atlanta. It was quite a challenge for me considering I’m more of a 5:30 or 5:45 pacer and Publix is a very difficult road course. Splendid weather and a well-conditioned body made for a great race and, although I spent some time on the struggle bus during the race just like any other participant, I still managed to cross the line at exactly 5:15, as requested. You can read my full race review at BibRave.com. Side note, you can register now for the 2018 race for 50% off.

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The next 2 weeks my focus will mainly be on cross training (kickboxing), some speedwork and shorter runs; no long runs planned. In fact, next weekend I was supposed to run the Georgia Death Race again but early Sunday travel plans put an end to that plan. I considered running the first 28 miles of the course and then dropping but decided my time would be better utilized as a volunteer instead. I’ll be spending the day at the mile 28ish Point Bravo aid station, where the runners will be coming off the sufferfest that is the Duncan Ridge Trail. Giving back to the running community is something I encourage everyone to do; if you can volunteer at an ultra even like Death Race, it’s an even more special experience. You’ll meet great people and see some really inspiring athletes. For me, the incredible volunteer experience will greatly outweigh the sting of not running.

After returning from a conference in Orlando I’ll be heading to Damascus, VA for the first time for a training run on the Yeti 100 course. I’m really looking forward to experiencing another beautiful part of the South and getting my feet wet on what will be my first 100 mile race course. This will be a 33 mile training run; with my busy April schedule I have not been able to find another marathon opportunity in April, so it’s likely this training run will have to suffice for my April marathon challenge. If you all have any other suggestions for marathons+ in the region April 16, 23, or 30th an “official” marathon may still work out. Let me know!

Regardless of what happens in April, I think May will make up for it. I’m heading back to Virginia for the Grayson Highlands Pony Challange May 6-7; a 50k on Saturday followed by a half marathon on Sunday. The following weekend I’m heading to my parents house in NH for mother’s day weekend where I’ll be doing the Maine Coast Half and Full Marathon Challenge in Kennebunkport area. Both weekends provide great back-t0-back long training opportunities which I hope will be great training for the Hundo. I’m running Maine Coast on my own but if you’d like to join me there’s still space in the Half. Register with bibrave10 for 10% off! Rest is over. Back to work!

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BibRave Review: UV Reflective Half BUFF(R)

Disclaimer: I received a UV Reflective Half BUFF® to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!

As I’ve mentioned in several previous posts, I have an entire drawer dedicated to BUFF(R) products. I always have several in my gym and travel bags, and use them for daily wear headbands, sweatbands, sweat towels, dish towels while camping, neck warmers, etc. etc. BUFF(R) products are truly multipurpose products! Be sure to check out my previous reviews of BUFF(R) Merino Wool, UV Full, and UV Half Buff.

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Compared to the original BUFF(R) products, the UV Reflective Half BUFF(R) is half as long, has 95% UV protection, and reflective markings for increased visibility in dark or low light settings. It retails for $14.99 which is $5 cheaper than the original size. I found that the smaller size made it perfect as a headband, ear covering, or wristband. Check out all the ways to wear in this product video from the BUFF(R) site:

On several occasions I wore it under my bike helmet or visor as ear protection on colder mornings. As the day warmed, the smaller size was easily pushed off my ears to act simply as a headband. Many headbands, including original size BUFF(R) do not fit as well under my bike helmet so I really enjoyed it for this purpose. It’s really light and thin, but provides just enough protection on cooler spring days.

Right now there’s only a few solid colors offered in the UV Reflective Half BUFF(R) so it’ll be nice if BUFF(R) adds more of the fun prints offered in their original products. I’d still like to invest in a few of the colors to continue using as headband and under hats/helmets, while I’ll use the original size for full neck and head protection when needed.

Want more than my awesome insight? Check out what other BibRave Pros have to say about the UV Reflective Half BUFF(R):

Jeannine | Tedrick | Haley | Mai | Frank | Janelle |

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#Questival Atlanta: current happenings

Team #WheresBrad is in action for the next 24 hrs.

#questival #cotopaxi #atlanta

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Marathon-a-Month/Yeti Training Challenge

If you’ve been paying attention, you may have noticed that I signed up to run my first 100 miler in September. As soon as race director Jason Green created his Yeti 100 a couple years ago, I knew that it would be my first 100 mile race. Yeti races are always fun with spectacular people, so why not volunteer for some suffering with them? Plus, the buckle has a yeti, unicorn, AND rainbow on it; who doesn’t want that?!

Once I signed up for the race I realized I had no idea how to train for it. While there are training plans and books covering the matter, the general consensus from friends who’ve taken the hundo plunge is that time on your feet is of the essence. For me, running enough to simulate worn legs without getting injured is about as specific as I get. Somewhere in the recesses of my brain, I decided that running at least one marathon a month would be a good way to do that.

As we near the end of February, I’ve successfully checked off 2 marathon + distance races, plus some good back-to-back training days. In January I made it as a frozen brick through the always awesome Cloudland 50 (modified this year to 35-ish miles). This past Saturday I completed the Xterra Georgia Thrill in the Hills 42k, a race that’s been on my list for a couple of years; 2nd marathon + of the year and I came in 2nd place in my age group, although there MAY have been only 2 people in my age group. You can check out my BibRave review here. To round out the early onset masochism, earlier in the month I had a lovely sufferfest of a weekend by running a 20 mile training run with the Atlanta Track Club In-Training program on a Saturday, and the Run the ATL 17ish mile adventure race/run/adventure on Sunday. The back-to-back long runs are brutal but they’re super beneficial for ultra training.

How do I stay healthy/avoid burnout?

  1. I only run 3 times/week. Any other workouts have been cross training such as kickboxing, swimming, cycling, and yoga.
  2. PT exercises at home. I do have weak glutes and some resulting hip/back issues. I’ve seen Dr. Barbara Vaughan at Fit Core PT and she’s given me some great at-home exercises to keep everything strong and firing correctly. It’s been really helpful but I admit I need to do them more consistently.
  3. Foam rolling. In front of the TV. While playing legos. Before going to work. Before a race. Just do it.
  4. Ice Box Cryotherapy. Ok, I’ve only done this once, this past Sunday after the trail marathon, but it was amazing. Yes, it’s pretty much what it sounds like. Yes, it’s ridiculous. Yes, a few bags of ice in the bathtub are much cheaper, but when else can you feel like Han Solo in carbonite?

Heading into March I’ve got the Chattanooga Half Marathon. I’m running that with my awesome sister-in-law as her first half! Yeti Nightmare challenge is the weekend of March 10-11 and I’ll be doing the 6 mile Friday night race, and the 10 mile Saturday night race. Finally, of course, Publix Georgia Marathon* is March 19 and I’ll be proudly co-leading the 5:15 pace team! I need my foam roller just thinking about it.

*The marathon is sold out but there’s still spots for the half!

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Race Report: Hot Chocolate Atlanta 2.0

Disclaimer: I received a free entry to the Hot Chocolate 15k as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review, find, and write race reviews!

This is my second year running Hot Chocolate 15k Atlanta as  BibRave Pro. If you read my report and BibRave review from last year, you’ll know that I went into the race with pretty low expectations. I was happily surprised that it was a great race though, and quickly signed up this year when it was offered again to the BibRave Pros.  I’m happy to report that the few issues I had with the race last year were definitely improved this year!

Last year I was very disappointed with the expo: the space was very small, it was very crowded with long lines, and the vendors were lacking.  Some of this may have been due to extreme weather conditions last year (it was freezing with threat of snow). This year however, the expo space was larger, there were no crowds (minus the cheerleaders who happened to be at the convention center at the same time), and the selection of vendors was vastly improved. I actually spent some time wandering around this year whereas last year I left as quickly as possible.

Another improvement was definitely the start/finish location. The race is now held at Centennial Park. It’s not that far from the old location but it’s a much nicer space, easily accessible via public transit, and has several public restrooms outside of the port-o-potties provided by the race. I NEVER saw a line for the bathrooms. #Win. The location made the finish more fun as well since there’s more spaces to sit and enjoy your chocolate bowl and hang out after the race. Sitting in a huge parking lot at Turner Field last year was much less enjoyable  (besides the freezing temps).

The overall course was similar to last year and very fun, running through some of my favorite neighborhoods. As is the case with many Atlanta courses, it’s a hilly one but overall gain in around 350ft. This means that while there a lot of ‘ups’, there’s plenty of great downhills. My legs really enjoyed that and I had a 4 min PR over last year’s course. I also appreciate how the aid stations serve Nuun, which is higher quality, in my  opinion, than your standard Gatorade. Admittedly, Nuun isn’t for everyone and I do know some people, including BibRave Pro Samantha, who really hate the stuff. In any case, serving Nuun on a race course is pretty “classy” in terms of quality so I give management credit for that. The chocolate and marshmallows at each aid station are decent but I do wish they offered some “normal” race snacks as well, such as Gu or Sport Beans. I always carry my own nutrition but I know a lot of participants rely on what the race offers; too many marshmallows in a race will probably make for a less fun race experience.

The chocolate bowl and medal essentially stayed the same. The hot chocolate is really tasty but I’m not really a fan of the other stuff in the bowl. I don’t keep my bowl but I do know of some people who clean it out and use it as a window garden box. The best swag this year was definitely the improved jacket: better material than last year, hooded, thumb holes, flattering. I will actually wear this one!

Once again I had a great time at this race and will probably try to run it again next year. In fact, I was so happy after the race I almost planned a trip to the Nashville event on Feb. 11 but it conflicted with my training schedule. Maybe next year!

Check out my BibRave review for this year’s race and sign up for one of the upcoming races around the country! Use the following codes to score a free visor to add to your swag bag!

  • HC Dallas (2/4/17) – Code: DALHCBR
  • HC Nashville (2/11/17) – Code: NashvilleBRHC
  • HC Vegas (2/26/17) – Code: BRVEGASHC
  • HC Seattle (3/5/17) – Code: HCSEABR
  • HC San Diego (3/19/17) – Code: SDBRHC
  • HC Philly (4/1/17) – Code: BRPhillyHC
  • HC Minneapolis (4/15/17) – Code: MinnHCBR

 

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#OrangeIsTheNewFast: Orange Mud is for (adventure) lovers

I first discovered Orange Mud several years ago when I read about their Transition Towel in a running or outdoor magazine. I have no idea where I saw it, but I’m pretty sure it was on a magazine holiday wishlist. Maybe owner/creator Josh Sprague figured out a way to infiltrate an obsession with orange in the brain of this former orange avoider. Either way, my current cadre of OM gear includes:

I received 2 of these products, the hydraquiver single barrel and the endurance pack, to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. You can read those reviews here and here, respectively.  Even after review, I still use these products at least once a week. In fact, all of my Orange Mud products mentioned above are in heavy rotation. Shortly after reviewing, I applied for and was selected as an Orange Mud Ambassador. As an OM Ambassador I’ve connected with other Orange lovers and get a great platform to share the great quality and utility of the products. The Vest Pack 2 is especially great for ultra distance events if you’d like something lighter, more accessible, and quicker in aid station transitions than the traditional hydration pack with bladder.

All Orange Mud products are made with great quality and care right in the USA. Josh is constantly working to perfect designs and come up with new ideas, all with input from customers and the ambassadors. It’s so cool seeing a company grow with direct input from the user base. Honestly, I don’t get any kickbacks for sharing the OM love; I just get the joy of seeing more OM out in the wild. If you’re curious about any Orange Mud products, please feel free to message me. I’ll continue to highlight how I use the products in various race reports. And there’s definitely more Orange in my future.

Check out the blogs of some of these sponsored Orange Mud Dirt Unit athletes to really see great product action:

https://www.orangemud.com/pages/orange-mud-sponsored-athletes

 

 

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Cloudland Canyon 50 (35ish): the Frozen Chosen Edition

This was my 3rd year running the Run Bum Cloudland Canyon 50 miler. I LOVE this race. Sean “Run Bum” Blanton knows how to put on a great race, with amazing volunteers, great aid stations, and a “Do Epic” attitude. If it’s Sean’s race, I’ll probably be running it, or attempting to run it.

Cloudland Canyon is a beautiful state park in Northwest Georgia, near Chattanooga. Most of the trails on course are non-technical, with not too much elevation gain. The views in and around the canyon are worth seeing at all times of year. This year, much like year 1, the forecast called for below freezing temps with a start around 15 degrees and temps barely rising above 20. In addition, we had the benefit of snow and ice the night before the race. I made the call to head to chattanooga area earlier on Friday in order to avoid the mass hysteria of a potential snowpocalypse. My drive was easier than expected, since many people were already avoiding the potential wintry condition. I had lunch in Chatt with my awesome sister-in -law and then headed to the park.

One of the best things about the Cloudland race is that there’s option bunkhouse lodging right at the start! For $50 you get to stay in a cozy, warm bunk house with kitchen and showers, right at race central. Since the 50 miler has a 5am start time, the ability to roll out of bed, make coffee, get dressed, and walk right outside to the start line is one not to be missed. Plus, you get to hang out with other runners.

On race morning I woke up at 3:30 and headed to the kitchen for some coffee. About 5 minutes later Run Bum came in to tell us the park service had called him a few minutes earlier expressing concerns about getting EMS and other volunteers to various aid locations on the course due to overnight snow and ice fall. It was also obvious that many participants would not be able to get to the race due to icy road conditions. As such, the course was shortened by about 15 miles and start time pushed back to 8am. I was a little bummed not to have the opportunity to finally finish the 50 mile course, but more than glad to run in daylight. Run Bum did a great job of making good of a potentially bad situation. When most races in the area were canceled last weekend, Cloudland Canyon still went off in epic, and safe, fashion. Bravo.


Race morning was clear, sunny, and fucking cold. I wore 2xu tights, yeti wool base layer (this stuff is the jam!), a Patagonia Nano Puff Pullover I bought in Chatt the day before, a ski beanie, heat holders knit gloves with hand warmers, and a wool buff as a neck and face mask. For the 15-20 degree temps this all worked out very nicely. My legs were cold but manageable as long as I kept moving. The only issue I really had was the absolute shredding my lungs took throughout the day in those temps. I used an inhaler several times to help keep things open but there were various points during the day where difficulty breathing made it near impossible to run even the flats.

I made the correct decision back at the start/finish area, mile 17ish, to switch to dry clothes so that I wasn’t wearing wet base layers. I knew I’d slow down going in and out of the canyon and would have difficulty staying warm in my sweat damp clothes. This took longer than I’d like at an aid station but was worth the effort. I ended up falling several times on icy rocks in the canyon loop. Falling freaks me out, for fear of injury, so I quickly turned into a granny, slowing my pace to a snail’s crawl. I lost a lot of time on this section due mostly in part to tricky trail situation, rather than fatigue. I felt surprisingly strong, and not uncomfortably cold, throughout the entire race, with only my lungs and the ice giving me any real trouble.


That is…until 600 steps out of the canyon in the last 1.5 miles of the course. WTF?! Even in a race that Run Bum will tout as run able and friendly, he’ll still make sure to throw in one epic showdown, and those stairs are no joke. There are several awesome waterfall spur trails along the stair climb that are beautiful and help break it up, but it’s still one hell of a bitch. Once I made it to the top, I barely shuffled the last mile. To my ecstatic surprise, my sister-in-law and brother-in-law, who I saw 4 hrs earlier when I passed through the start/finish aid station, were still waiting for me in the frigid temps. Jenn ran me into the finish and I’ve never been happier. What an awesome surprise and gift. I can’t wait to run with her in her first half marathon in March!


Overall, while I’m disappointed I didn’t get to go for the full 50 finally, I can safely say that over the 3 years I’ve run the entire course. 😀

Next year Cloudland Canyon will be a half marathon and 50k. I’m always looking forward to what Run Bum has planned…he just announced a 100 miler from Chatt to Cloudland and back…

Any interesting race stories? Tough race conditions? Modified race plans that turned out awesome? Chime in below!

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BibRave Review: Brilliant Reflective Safety Strips

Disclaimer: I received the Brilliant Reflective Safety Strips to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to find and write race reviews. 

Fact: 71% of fatal adult pedestrian crashes occurred at dusk or dawn in areas where visibility of the victim was restricted. ~AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety

Fact: Chances of being struck and killed as a pedestrian increase 1100% after dark. ~National Safety Council

Now that those 2 horrifying factoids are out of the way, what can we do to keep ourselves safe on the roads? This time of year, with sun rising later and setting earlier, most of our weekly runs will actually take place in the dark. Wearing lights and reflective gear goes a long way towards keeping runners, cyclists, walker, etc safe on the roads. However, buying reflective clothing can be expensive and it often doesn’t look great during the day. Brilliant Reflective Safety Strips are an inexpensive and creative way to turn any clothing or gear into reflective material!

BibRave Pros received both the stick on and iron on packs. I used the stick ons first since I didn’t have access to an iron (if it needs to be ironed don’t buy it!). At first I was pretty disappointed because I used the strips on my running tights. I tested them on a short run and spent most of my time constantly reapplying the strips as they kept falling off the material. I did use some of the strips on my handheld water bottle and Orange Mud Hydraquiver and they worked much better in these places.

I finally borrowed an iron and was able to apply the iron on strips to my most-used running jacket. Brilliant Reflective sends an info guide which includes suggested locations for strip placement according to “biomotion.” Essentially, placing reflective strips on the moving parts of your body makes it easier for a driver to see you and distinguish you as a person on the road. The iron on strips were applied easily,  didn’t damage the jacket at all and have survived several washes so far. If they start to peel, you can easily run the iron over it again to reapply. I haven’t had to do that yet though.

According to the Brilliant Reflective Site:

  1. White and bright colored clothing increase visibility during the day but do very little in low light conditions.
  2. 3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective Material shines light back at any driver.
  3. It increases the wearers visibility and gives the driver additional time to avoid pedestrians or bikers who wear reflective material at night.
  4. Brilliant® Color Reflective means it won’t be noticed during the day on your gear. It only works when you need it.
  5. 3M Scotchlite Reflective Material was developed to reflect a headlight back towards the driver of a motor vehicle from any angle, greatly increasing the visibility of anyone wear it.
  6. Reflective material greatly increases the visibility of pedestrians and bikers and allows drivers more time to avoid accidents during low light hours.
  7. Wearing reflective material at night is recommended by the US Department of Transportation to reduce pedestrian injuries.
  8. Up until recently all high-brightness 3M Scotchlite Reflective Material was always silver, which made most garments with reflective material only suitable for commercial applications.
  9. Brilliant Color Reflective means 3M Scotchlite Reflective Material does not have to be silver anymore. It won’t be noticed during the day on your gear. It only works when you need it.

Thoughts?

  • For $10 a pack, Brilliant Reflective Strips are an inexpensive and easy way to go to town making all your gear reflective
  • I suggest the stick-on strips for gear, i.e. water bottles, bikes, helmets, etc. and the iron-ons for clothing
  • While I wish the stick-on materials were a bit stronger, the price is still right for a quick and easy safety additive.

What do other BibRave Pros have to say?

Lindsey | Jen S. |

Want to chat more about running safety and learn about Brilliant Reflective products? Join BibRave and Brilliant Reflective for the Twitter #BibChat on Tuesday, January 10 at 9pm EST. You could win yourself some Brilliant Reflective Safety Strips! Don’t forget to follow BibRave and Brilliant Reflective for your chance to win.

 

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Checking off 2016, careening into 2017

While 2016 generally sucked for all of humanity, on a personal level I managed to keep 2016 my bitch. I completed Ironman Chattanooga (first Ironman), 5 marathons, Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga, 4 half marathons, two 10-milers, one 15k, two 10ks, two 4 milers, several other trail races of various distances, and attempts at Cloudland Canyon 50 miler and Georgia Death Race. Of course, I also had a pretty big life change leaving a full-time job I enjoy to start a PhD in Analytics and Data Science at Kennesaw State University. Finally, I enjoyed one of the biggest honors of my life as a member of Team Marathon Miles for Kilometer Kids, helping to raise over $28,000 for youth running programs in Georgia and running the NYC Marathon on their behalf with an incredible team. However, considering that several people close to me had less than stellar 2016s, I’m very happy to move on with 2017. My life is only as good as those around me.

My epic sized goal for 2017 is to complete the Yeti 100 in September. Yes, my first hundo! I’m ready for the most beautiful 100 miler with the most epic belt buckle. In order to prepare for this challenge, I added another goal to 2017: marathon a month! So let’s see how this looks so far…

January

February

 

March

April

May

June

  • Need a June marathon!

July

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Excited for this scenery at the Mad Marathon!

August

September

  • Wingfoot XC Classic
  • Yeti 100! A 50 miler has been added and registration opens on Christmas Eve! Sign up for this beautiful course with a great RD and amazing trail community.

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October

November

  • Crossing fingers for NYC Marathon lottery
  • Atlanta Half Marathon

December

  • Marathon TBD

It’s all a work in progress, and highly dependent on schedule at school, but it seems to be a good start. Looking forward to continued insanity. 😉

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