Desert Running

Phoenix, Arizona is located in the Sonoran Desert.  This desert is home to a lot of interesting creatures: scorpions, rattlesnakes, gila monsters, brown recluse spiders and around 4.5 million people in the Phoenix metro area.  I am one of those people.  I live in Goodyear, a western suburban city of the metro area.   In Phoenix you can expect regular high temperatures over 110 in … Continue reading Desert Running

“In Training”

Truth be told, I haven’t been “in training” for quite some time.  I’ve been out there running, even done a few races, but training for me has really consisted of piling on the miles to reach the desired distance then slacking back to comfortable.  There have been no tempo runs, no hills, no mile repeats… until now.  In January I started following a half-marathon training … Continue reading “In Training”

Ringing in the New Year: Killer Leg Cramp

I’m not gonna lie, I have a touch of a Bohemian soul.  I like  natural, homeopathic, organic, eco-friendly options.  So, when I stepped on a bee before the Ragnar race and one of my teammates offered ointment while another offered lavender essential oil, I went with the lavender.  I don’t know if it helped or not, but I think I would have felt the same … Continue reading Ringing in the New Year: Killer Leg Cramp

The things you learn when your first trail run is the McDowell Mountain Trail Ragnar

I knew I was a little under-trained for the mileage in the McDowell Mountain Trail Ragnar.  This is a relay event where each runner goes in turn, rotating through the three loops for an individual total of 15.4 miles, making it 123.2 for the team over the course of the race. Now, with a name like McDowell MOUNTAIN Trail Ragnar, you would think that I … Continue reading The things you learn when your first trail run is the McDowell Mountain Trail Ragnar

Ragnar’s McDowell Mountain Trail Relay = Awesome

Done! 15.4 miles, 3 loops, 2 night runs, 1 fall, 1 bee sting, 2 sore legs, 8 teammates, 1 tent good times & stars… countless #InnerWild Team “Yo, Ho, Go… Chasing Booty One Leg at a Time” ran a great race at this past weekend’s McDowell Mountain Trail Ragnar.  It was such a good time- there’s a relaxed atmosphere, camping, beautiful scenery, yoga sessions, hammock village, … Continue reading Ragnar’s McDowell Mountain Trail Relay = Awesome