Mary Baldwin has not received any gifts yet
When it's still 80 degrees and sunny in late September, it's as if the world is presenting you with an invitation to explore. By "explore," I really mean run up mountains. After the sense of accomplishment mixed with humbling quad pain and 10 days of slow running that I experienced after my last adventure above 14,000', I was eager to do it again. When a friend decided to go run Mt. Yale yesterday, I obviously jumped at the idea, like any normal person would when presented with the notion…Continue
Posted on September 28, 2015 at 3:59pm
Last Thursday I was first introduced to the notion of the Kite Lake Triple, which calls itself "a race amongst friends" and takes runners up four 14ers in the span of 8 miles. On Saturday morning at 4:55am I was on my way to the race start in Alma with friends. Today, the following Friday, I can walk downhill and only wince a little as quads remember what last weekend put them through.
The moment you get out of the car on the rocky road that leads to the trail head you can feel the…Continue
Posted on September 18, 2015 at 8:00pm
In the many moons since I last dramatized my running adventures, I've been doing the hard work that makes for entertaining blogs. So, here's a rundown of the most recent adventure.
December through May really weren't anything to write home - or a blog- about; mostly just a lot of low mileage weeks and cross training and crossing my finger that I'd still be healthy once the weather warmed up. With some help from the great-mountain-running-guru/PT, Simon, I made it to the Mt. Evans…Continue
Posted on June 15, 2015 at 3:47pm — 1 Comment
Dear reader, this post is a fable about cross-training. Like all good fables, it involves animals and morals, so let's get started.
When a gazelle walks up to the edge of a pool it stops and stares at the water. The thought process is something like this: Wow, that's deep, and dark, and...ahhhhh I just touched it and it's super cold! The pool is already full of splashy fish who don't even notice that 82 degrees is sort of bone-chilling. The gazelle is so obviously out of…Continue
Posted on January 19, 2015 at 9:16pm