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• trail run video featuring mud, views, chips and tips

Wild Oregon Spool Goat (Awesome)

I’ve come to realize that I say “awesome” too much. After watching myself on video, I noticed  I also say “fantastic” and “gorgeous” too much. I guess it could be worse. I could be saying, uh, well, I say those words too, just not on this video (well, there is one). Anyway, here is the 4th installment on my way to the Siskiyou Outback 50K. This one takes you to Mt. Pisgah, Eugene, Oregon for a 26 mile trail run full of hills, flowers, mud and the words fantastic and gorgeous oh so many times. Sorry for the lame quality. I used my iPhone’s video app. (Honey, I want a 4G for my birthday, k?)

Things I learned about myself from this run:

  • You CAN do it, no matter what it is.
  • The Nathan Hydration Vest for women ROCKS!
  • Chips are still my favorite source of salt
  • Sipping water and grabbing a little bite at each mile keeps me hydrated and fed (gummy bear, gu, pbj, water)
  • Chi running is great to practice on trails
  • I’m good at jumping over snakes
  • My mantras are going from hard core stuff like “Suck it up woman” to things like, “Relax, enjoy it, do it”

Question for you…What have you learned about yourself lately on a run that pushed you?

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  1. Hi, oh how beautiful it is there. I currently live in Tucson Az. and the temperatures are brutal. I do not call myself only a “runner”. I really appreciate when we push ourselves beyond what we “think” we can. Working out in a garage at 108 degrees, high intensity, 10 rounds of 10 each pull ups, dips, sit-ups, squats for time….you gotta have your game on. Digging deep, blisters coming open, knowing you have it in you. It is what it’s all about. I love the feeling I have when I’ve finished. I CAN and I made it and I’m here to talk about it. I’m so proud of myself. Getting dirty, making growly noises, sweating, sometimes swearing and definitely making promises to the big guy upstairs. I love my workouts. Thanks for a great blog. Good luck on your big run.

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