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The Chaos of it All

I struggle with anxiety. I don’t want to admit it, I don’t want to talk about it. It is something very personal and I deal with it almost everyday. I dont want to talk about it, but since creating this community, talking to other people and sharing so much with others, I realize I am not alone. I could sit …

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Day 3. Imst – Mandarfen

Today was the day it all changed…From how my body felt to how hard I could push to my attitude towards the race… Day 3 changed it all. Day 3. Imst, Austria to Mandarfen, Austria. 51km 3100m ascent and 2100m descent, 12h cut off time. I had never ran a 50k with over 3000m of gain before and to do it …

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Day 2. Lermoos – Imst

The hardest part of everyday… isn’t waking up or climbing or the distance… its the first few steps you take when you get out of bed. Day 2. Lermoos, Austria to Imst, Austria. 35kms, 2023m ascent, 2237m descent. For some reason I have sat down at the computer a couple of times now over the past few days to write …

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Day 1 – Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Lermoos

Im listing to my iPod for the first time since being home, which has all of the music that flooded my ears on the way to the race and during a few long hard days of racing… I am instantly filled with so many emotions. The songs represent certain moments, feelings and places. Some songs lead me to break out …

Where do I Start

I honestly don’t even know where to start when it comes to sharing my experience at the Transalpine Race. It’s hard to believe it ended a week ago. The longest week of my life, yet some how it went by in the blink of an eye. Through traveling after the race, I feel I haven’t really given myself a chance …

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The Before…

Its not often that I get nervous for races… Im pretty easy going and full of more determination then one can imagine. What happens will happen and I know that I am fully committed to pushing as hard as I can all the time. Sure there was the unknown of the terrain, how it would feel to be running so …

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The Beginning of a Beginning

Im laying in bed, its 4:10pm on a Friday, 6 days after completing the 251km 7 day stage race… Goretex Transalpine Run. Im tired I want to sleep… I think I’m just hungry though… but I’m thirsty… I’ll just lay here a bit longer… okay fine ill get up and eat something… when will my cravings for orange juice and …

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Take a Leap and Fly

Sometimes I don’t know how I got so lucky to be where I am in life. If you had told me even 4 years ago this is where I would be, I probably wouldn’t have believed you. I wanted to share a blog about my most recent life decision because it was a huge leap for me. I have been …

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Our Biggest Goal Yet

You might have seen us making posts lately about our big goal race this September. We are literally eating, sleeping, breathing this race. It is going to be the single most challenging thing we have ever done, and we want to be as ready as possible for it. It is actually Dayna’s number one bucket list item. After turning 40, …

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Do it NOW!

It can’t just be me… Time is going by ridiculously fast. It’s September… The middle of Septemberin fact… Of 2016. Wasn’t it just Christmas? Didn’t I just finish my ER course? How was that already a year ago? I’m sure you’re saying exactly the same thing. Without me getting too philosophical on you, I wanted to share my thoughts. I …