On Sunday, May 21 I FINALLY ran in the Soapstone Mountain Trail Race, a 22k (13.5-ish mile) trail race put on by my trail running club, the Shenipsit Striders. This was the 34th year of the race, which also offers a 6k “sampler” for those who want to get some trail miles in and check out … More Soapstone Mountain Trail Race 2017
Spring is here, and it’s time to get my ass MOVING again. On Sunday April 2 I joined some friends (and husband, who SWEARS he isn’t a runner… he lies) and hopped into the Bimbler’s Bash “10k” (its a little over 7 miles) trail race down in Guilford, CT. This was the 11th year of the … More Race Report: Bimbler’s Bash 10k-ish Trail Race 2017
2016 was my first year as an Angel Rider. Let’s just say… It definitely won’t be my last. On Memorial Day Weekend I took to the roads with 600 cyclists and volunteers on a mission to help bring joy, fun and smiles to kids with serious illnesses by raising money for the Hole in … More Angel Ride 2016 – A Magical Weekend!
*Disclaimer – if you are looking for a very serious course report from a very serious cyclist who can actually ride at a reasonable speed – look away. LOOK AWAY. You ended up in the wrong damn place. If you can handle a semi-witty recap from a solid middle back of the packer, read on … More Rasputitsa 2016 Race Report
Last Saturday I raced the Run With the Beavers Trail Race in Chepachet, Rhode Island. This was my first time racing here, and it did not disappoint! The course was a 5 mile loop, and the race had a 5 and 10 mile option. I went for the 10 miler, a good test … More Run with the Beavers Trail Race 2015
Photo courtesy of the internets Last week, on June 30, I put a big ol’ CHECK in one of my bucket list boxes and did a triathlon. I have talked about doing one for YEARS. I finally dove in and just did it. Pun intended. I am by no means a fish. I learned … More Winding Trails Off-Road Triathlon Series – My FIRST TRI!
Starting Instructions. Photo property of Scott Livingston On Sunday, June 28, I joined a large group of fellow Shenipsit Striders to race the Nipmuck South Trail Race. This was a 14 mile out and back on the Nipmuck Trail, starting from Mansfield Hollow park. The race is part of the Blue-Blazed Trail Series, a series … More Nipmuck South Trail Race 2015
On Saturday, April 25th I ran in the 2nd annual ‘Baug Trot Trail Race. The race takes place at Camp Quinebaug, a state of CT owned property that functions as a camp for children with special needs. Proceeds from the event are donated back to the camp. This is a nice, low key local event … More Baug Trot Trail Race 2015 Race Report
Last week I took part in the 2015 Rasputitsa, a 40 mile gravel road bike race through the dirt, mud, hills, (and let’s not forget snow) of the Northeast Kingdom in Vermont. The race (and I use that term VERY lightly in my case) promised to be an epic day, and it most definitely was! So, … More Rasputitsa 2015 Race Report
2015 will be my second year riding in the Pan Mass Challenge. I absolutely LOVED every second of last year’s ride (check out my recap here), and there was no question that I would be signing up again this year. There’s no doubt that signing up for an event of this magnitude is pretty intimidating. … More Pan Mass Challenge – A Beginner’s Guide