Brazos Bend 50-Mile or Me & My Gator

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  50-mile race in a park where alligators run-swim-roar in the wild? Oh yes, please. Brazos Bend 50 was incredible! Yes, I was afraid – a lot afraid– but running a path with egrets, bullfrogs, alligators (!), turtles for 50 miles was one of the most magical experiences in my lifetime. Race is super-well organized with fully-stocked aid stations, a…

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Hells Hills! or Happy Birthday 50K

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Last year, I celebrated my birthday by running across the Sahara at Marathon des Sables.  This year, it was a 50K trail race.  (Do I know how to party or what?) SO much fun! Cold! at the start (42 degrees) and very, very dark.  Decided on shorts, sleeveless top, & arm warmers – knowing it would warm up through the…

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