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2016 Vertical Feets Running! Lifetime Miles: 274518.00
Bikes 2016 Lifetime Miles: 157.80
Bikes 2016 Verticals Lifetime Miles: 8318.00
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2016 Vertical Feets Running! Miles: 31746.00Bikes 2016 Miles: 46.10Bikes 2016 Verticals Miles: 3749.00
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Run test after almost a week off to try and resolve shooting sciatic nerve pain. Really tried to run with my glutes, which seems to help the funk.

2016 Vertical Feets Running! Miles: 931.00
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Bailed on Unkle Effer because of lightening, experienced downpour windtunnel in Dry Creek, and then frolicked in the sunflowers in Red Butte before heading back to the car. 

2016 Vertical Feets Running! Miles: 1637.00
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Back 8 of BoSho. Shooting leg funk appears to be resolved.

2016 Vertical Feets Running! Miles: 2130.00
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AM: Finally got a chance for a run break when the big thunder clouds were directly overhead. Got torrentially downpoured on within minutes of my run and then hid under a tree to avoid the hail. Ran back to work completely drenched and then of course the sun comes up and so I said F it and went back out there. Ran up Red Butte mud river and then up and over Van Cott for a Van Cott PR FINALLY!!!

PM: Dug dirt for hours and put in second garden box all by myself :)

2016 Vertical Feets Running! Miles: 1745.00
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Gardening has to count for something!

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AM: Morris to Twins and somehow managed to lose my keys. Re-traced my steps and actually found them in an Iris patch while I was waiting for the locksmith. Could have been a really bad day!

PM: Several hours of shoveling dirt.

2016 Vertical Feets Running! Miles: 1734.00
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Terraces to Elbow Fork Loop. Roo found snow.

 

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2016 Vertical Feets Running! Miles: 1575.00
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Bikes to Little Dell.

Bikes 2016 Miles: 23.80Bikes 2016 Verticals Miles: 1967.00
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Pipeline w/ E and dogs in the rain followed by homemade Beligan waffles of joy.

2016 Vertical Feets Running! Miles: 908.00
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Rest day. I have no energies :(

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Another rest day. Moved a bunch of dirt and planted my zucchinis and pumpkins :)

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AM: Timpanogos Cave hike with a bus full of 5th graders for reals.

PM: Emi bikes with Emi.

Bikes 2016 Miles: 22.30Bikes 2016 Verticals Miles: 1782.00
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Wire #8 with Roo. Sunrise and flowers were glorious. Downhill PR without trying. Don't quite understand why I am suddenly able to crush the downhills.
 

2016 Vertical Feets Running! Miles: 2312.00
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The Grandeur "Fun" Run and my first DNF anything!

The race started pleasantly, comfortbale temps, a nice breeze, and a light sprinkle. I felt fantastic the first 1500 feet of climbing or so and then the wind picked up and it started to rain harder. And then the wind really picked up and I huddled behind a rock to put on my wool longsleeve that I thankfully stashed in my pack and this is where Karl Meltzer passed me... 

Then sh!t got real. It was blowing and sleeting so hard that I could barely think straight and had I been thinking I should have turned around. I thought going down the west face would be worse and that Church Fork would offer more protection, but both sides were awful. It was sleeting at the top and completely disorienting cloud-covered that I actually went the wrong way down, but quickly realized it (unlike Fritz) and climbed back up and tucked in between some guys to avoid dying alone.

I ran as hard as I could down the trail without slipping. I have never been so cold and scared ever. I just needed to make it down to the road where I planned to flag down a car for the rescue. I caught up to some runners that bailed from Pipeline and had a car at Rattlesnake and they graciously offered to drive me back to the West Grandeur trailhead. 

I was soaked to the bone and trembling so hard I couldn't even make conversation. When I got back to the trailhead I assumed I would see Fritz, but he wasn't back yet which freaked me out because he should have been back and he had the keys! Jennilyn nicely wrapped me up in jackets and towels and I shivered uncontrollably warming myself over cooking bacon. And then some guy told me they had seen Fritz head off the mountain in the wrong direction and I was like oh no. But I will let him tell the story. And he better tell my favorite part! 

Now I'm home and the sun is coming out and I'm bummed that I bailed. But I had never been so cold, I didn't really care at the moment and it isn't a real race :) 

Oh and I forgot to mention that I wiped out running uphill and totally pancaked it. Fun run. And then it took an hour of sitting huddled on the bathroom floor (Fritz was in the tub, he was worse off than me) with the space heater on and the room temp 83 to finally warm-up.

And one more thing... a Grandeur PR!

2016 Vertical Feets Running! Miles: 3309.00
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City Creek ridge to Dude and Rudy's Flat. Effed up and came down North Canyon instead of Mueller Park (again) which was a blessing because a migraine vertigo puke fest hit me towards the end of the run. First time that has ever happened DURING a run. The hypothermic trail fest on Saturday is the likely trigger and in hindsight I should have done something mellow today. My brain is too sensitive for the world :(

2016 Vertical Feets Running! Miles: 3314.00
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Still feeling wiped and unbalanced from the migraine. I managed 6 hours at work and 4 meetings like this, which is probably my biggest accomplishment of the year!

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Bird run. Could barely manage 10 minute pace. Post-drome is real!

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Wire #9-er!

This puts me over the 100,000 feet of climbing mark for the year so far, which also means I have gone downhill 100,000 feet - yikes! That's like running down 50 Wires!

2016 Vertical Feets Running! Miles: 2230.00
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Roo's loop.
 

2016 Vertical Feets Running! Miles: 910.00
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Bowman Fork to the snow line. Took a yoga break just below the Alexander Basin cutoff and enjoyed the cappuccino I stashed in my pack - for reals!

2016 Vertical Feets Running! Miles: 2239.00
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Little Dell to Swallow Rocks with J and M. First time on these trails and some serious hero dirt!  Felt pretty darned fantastic :)

2016 Vertical Feets Running! Miles: 3869.00
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Recovery Wire with Roo and Fritz and then down the Red Butte Ridge and Fritz whined a lot :)

2016 Vertical Feets Running! Miles: 2281.00
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Work Red Butte loop. Hot and injured. Awful leg shooting pain again. Son of a....

2016 Vertical Feets Running! Miles: 622.00
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2016 Vertical Feets Running! Miles: 31746.00Bikes 2016 Miles: 46.10Bikes 2016 Verticals Miles: 3749.00
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