"...In the end, people either have excuses or experiences; reasons or results; buts or
brilliance. They either have what they wanted or they have a detailed list of all the rational reasons why not."

~ Anonymous
(taken from Matt Erbele's, It Takes Time to Get Good)

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

More pictures from Susanville

I got some pictures from one of the other gals that came up with us, plus stuck in a couple more that I took.

I run a little hot (temperature hot, not Paris Hilton 'hot') and I don't think my outfit really depicts how cold it was. Some of these will give you a clearer picture of the temperature.

It was a fun weekend and I will definitely be back to the Bizz Johnson Trail Marathon next year. If you are hooked on road marathons, but are considering trail running this run is the PERFECT compromise.

Picture: Jane's outfit at the start. It was freaking FREEZING!
Yes, those are wind proof snow pants!

Picture: Julia (my run partner) VERY happy about the pretzels.
Every aid station had food, Gatorade, water, and plenty of great volunteers!

Julia points out the amazing view at the squeaky bridge.

This woman ran for 18 miles in her garbage bag, fleece scarf, fleece hat, and a parka.

Here we are at the finish. They all waited for me which was so sweet especially considering Jane finished her first marathon in 4:38 and Julia was done at 5:36!
My official time 6:18 ugh!

And in a totally unrelated news, I so wish I could look this hardcore and be this damn cute at the same time!
Shirleyperly at Maine Marathon last weekend.
I stole your picture. Sorry! But you so rock!
She had a cold and finished the marathon in 4:13. Damn, girl!


The Original MAJ said...

I love your pictures! you always get good ones!

Julianne said...

Wow, those pictures are making me shiver. It looks COLD!! You did great considering the conditions. Btw, I love your blog name and look! So cute. :-)

Oh this Bizz Johnson trail marathon sounds perfect for me!!!

Calyx Meredith said...

I'm such a weather wimp about running. Most runners are delighted with temps in the 40's and it feels like the arctic to me. I don't know how you did that marathon. Are you part penguin? :D Go RBR!

ShirleyPerly said...

OK, that's more like what I expected people to be wearing! Great that they waited for you to finish. But why wouldn't they? I mean, people often wait for hours to see rock stars, don't they?

Oh, and here's a tip to look hardcore when you feel like a flat tire: Do Decongestants. You'll feel like you can fly and pee half your body weight. In turn, you will appear more confident and svelte. Hat/visor and sunglasses are recommended too for a more stone-faced expression and to help dilated pupils.

Anonymous said...

laughing at shirlyperly's comment!

hey - great pictures girl! that is the most beautiful place to run i've ever seen!!

Aileen said...

1. awesome pics!

2. i wish it had been that cold last weekend

3. you look awesome anyway!

Donald said...

I just found your blog recently ... congrats on finishing your first ultra! And an IM on deck, I see. Sounds like you'll have a busy year.

Keep up the great training and writing.