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Thursday, February 24, 2011


Wanted to wish you amazing ladies good luck...not that you need it, but I am anyway. I am so amazed you are taking on this journey of many miles for that sweet angel we love! I'll be thinking of you and cheering you on this weekend. Remember that "it's not about how fast you get there, ain't about whats waiting on the other side, it's THE CLIMB"!! Enjoy the race and take in the experience. Let me know how you do. Best wishes and good luck!

Sunday, February 20, 2011


Hello ladies,

It's almost time!!! Wow!!! Can't believe it! The closer it gets the more emotional I seem to get! So happy you guys are joining my amazing sister and I on this challenge in honor of our Sweet ANGEL Des! I know we are all going to give it our all just like she did when she was fighting to live! She has inspired me and many others with her unbelievable determination and strength. So in honor and memory of DESY....LETS DO THIS THING!!! Here is my packing list if needed. I'm mainly posting it, because it has become a tradition.

Before packing list I'll post the plan:
Thursday Nikki, Anna, and I will be picking Stephanie up at the Airport at 3pm. After picking her up we will head to the grocery store to pick up food. Marnie, if you would like to meet us at the store or have us pick you up on the way just call me at 801-706-6162. Then we will meet at Lori's sister's house at 4:30pm for a yummy spaghetti dinner. Here is her address: 3500 E. Red Oak Lane Gilbert, AZ 85297. If you get lost call Lori (928)240-0293. Then Wickenburg here we come! We hope to get to the hotel at a descent time. Our start time is at 9am Fri morning. We need to be at the start line an hour early.

So exited! Can't wait to see you all! Here is my packing list:
Blanket(don't need sleeping bag, be in van whole time)
toothbrush and paste
shampoo,soap,and etc.
Towel & washcloth
Baby wipes or towelettes
hand towels (because I sweat like a man)
Visor or hat
night vest (I'm bringing 8)
headlamp (Nikki I have yours)
reflector light (I have these)
2 long sleeve shirts for under race shirt.
1 Windbreaker just in case
1 pair of gloves (the night runs can get cold)
running shoes (I'm taking 2 pairs)
1 running shirt for night run.
Lori will bring team shirts for both daytime runs
1 pair of running pants
2 Capri
1 shorts
ipod and headphones
GU and recovery drinks (Lori is bringing a huge can of recovery drink)
comfy clothes and slip on shoes for when I'm not running
1 pair of jammies
4 pairs of Socks and UNDERWEAR(Unless you go commando style.)
bag for my smelly clothes
I separate my outfits and put them in ziplock bags. Then you can put your smelly running clothes in the ziplock bag that you took your clean clothes out of. Works well for me. This is just my list you can add to or take off, well except for deodorant, that can not be taken off the list!

$20 for Thursday night room (Give money to Lori)
$40 for shirts ( give $34 to Lori $6 to Sarah)
$5 for Spaghetti dinner (give to Lori's sister)
$15 To borrow van (give to Lori)
$20 for gas (give to Lori)
They do have shirts and things you can buy at the race if you're interested.
If you have any questions call me 520 344-9367 or 801 706-6162

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

It's Time For A Quote!

I came across this quote today and thought of all you amazing ladies that will be running the Del Sol Ultra in memory of Desmon.

Now if you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up. It is always tired morning, noon, and night. But the body is never tired if the mind is not tired. When you were younger the mind could make you dance all night, and the body was never tired...You've always got to make the mind take over and keep going.

George S. Patton, U.S. Army General and 1912 Olympian

What an amazing example Desmon was of making her mind run her body. I think the video of her in the hospital going threw chemo, hooked up to machines and tubes and still DANCING, says it all. I'm so excited for you all to run this race and accomplish such an amazing goal! Go get 'em ladies!!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Training? :)

So I would love to know what all of you are doing to train for the ultra. I have to admit that it scares me a little but that I love a challenge! I am currently running 40-50 miles a week and plan to do 3 runs within a 30 hour period starting the beginning of February. I hope to do this once a week until the race. So 3 times. I really want to throw in some yoga, do you have any suggestions for some good yoga DVD's? I am trying my best to stay injury free while still getting my mileage up. I would love to hear any of your ideas!!!
So excited :)