January started with two death race camps. Cold and snowy and crazy.
|ready for Death Race Camp #1|
|Andy, Don and Peter at sunrise|
|hauling Joe's holiday sleigh all over Pittsfield fields to his house.|
|Death Race Camp #2|
Guys crossing the river with sleds full of wood
February, a crazy 60 hour road trip to race 8 hours in Miami. Part one of the Spartan Trifecta done by completing the Spartan Super and participating in the Hurricane Heat.
|80s in February. LOVED IT.|
|Hurricane Heat after 30+ hour drive from Vermont and 4 hours of sleep!|
March, Peak Snowshoe Half Marathon in Pittsfield. The first 6.5 miles were so fun and then the second 6.5 I carried a car tire for Death Race training....still fun!
|Jack Cary and I. Jack was out there for the 100 mile snowshoe race!|
April and May, many trips to Pittsfield to run and train on Joe's Mountain, preparing for the Summer Death Race. I also paced my friend, Michelle Roy, who was running the 500 mile race...I was with her for mile 360 and 370. Inspiring.
|Michelle and I at Pittsfield General Store.|
August, Moosalamoo 14 mile Trail Race. Came in 3rd for my age group! Fun! Also hiked a couple more 4,000 footers, number 40 and 41. Getting close to completing the 48 in NH! Finally, I completed the second part of the Spartan Trifecta by finishing the Amesbury Spartan Sprint and another Hurricane Heat.
|Hurricane Heat #2!|
|Patrick Verrico and I after the HH|
|Patrick buddy carrying me...he is 6'4"...I was way up there!|
|Mt. Carrigan, #40|
Then, I officially finished the Team Death Race which included the Spartan Ultra Beast! Amazing, crazy weekend.
|Tara Roch and I on our way to Mt. Jefferson and Mt. Adams|
|Kevin, Michelle, Bob, Margaret and I before Team Death Race at|
Pittsfield General Store...final coffee and breakfast before we head out for
|DONE Team Death Race|
|Finish Line at Team Death Race|
|kisses for Skull!|
October, I flew to Sacramento to visit Craig and Sharon Pannell and finished the final piece of the Spartan Trifecta, the Spartan Beast.
November, I participated in Run Your Can Off in Winooski, VT. Ran 23 miles.
December, I am training for the Winter Death Race in January 2014 and planning other 2014 events, such as the Peak Snowshoe Marathon and HatRun 50K in Maryland, both in March; pacing Michelle, again, at Peak 500 in May and then Summer Death Race at the end of June.
What a friggin' year it has been!!! A year of breaking down barriers and creating amazing friendships.
I love you, Seth and Aida, for supporting me this year!