Saturday, October 13, 2012

PINK Half Marathon

They say a picture is worth a thousand words.......Well, this say's it ALL!  

I was  honored when Krista asked me to run with her.  Today I am an official pacer!  I will be pacing  Krista and Julie.  This is their very FIRST HALF MARATHON! I am SOOOOO EXCITED to run this with them.  Our plan is to run 3 minutes, walk 1 minute.

Krista and Me getting ready to get on the bus

This is part of our NERC (Northern Exposure Running Club) group.  On the back of our shirts it says, "Blisters Heal,  Muscles Recover, Friendships last a life time."

 Julie and Krista taking off at the start of the race.  The weather was kind of uncertain.
These girls and their dog were at one of the aid stations.  The girls were so cute! Cheering on all of us women.

I gave him a scratching!


NERC Support Crew ROCKS!
Tori, Julie, Krista, Lori
If you look closely, you notice my feet never touch the ground. Hee Hee

Tori at the "turn around"

We are almost THERE!!!

What an incredibly emotional day.  I have never cried when I have crossed a finish line.  Today was the day that the emotions just came rolling in. Being with Krista as she accomplished her goal was an experience of a lifetime. Not quite sure I can put it into words.  Today was not my fastest race, but I consider it a Personal Best.  

Things we saw along the trail.

Saturday, October 6, 2012


Cub River

And I quote, "It's butt A$$ cold up here!"

Drove to Cub River, Idaho, to run this morning. We stopped at LaTienda to make a pit stop, as there are not many Honey Buckets up the canyon. 

It was a NIPPY 28 DEGREES!!!  Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

I decided that I would run down 3 or 4 miles, and run back to the car. So a total of 6 or 8ish miles.  The sun came up, but we never did get any "sunshine." We just had light.  It was a weird road. Not very smooth and very slanted.  I ran past a frozen stream and frost on plants.

Running up Cub River Road
Was a weird run this morning. My body finally started to get warm around mile 2. I took off my gloves and unzipped my jacket. At mile 3, I turned around and started heading back UP the canyon, and immediately felt a temperature change! I stopped to zip up and put my gloves back on. Then I had to take my fingers and thumbs out of the glove finger area, and just hold them in a loose fist in the glove to try to get them warm. My extremities were freezing. Not to mention my nose running NON-STOP!  My thighs got really cold. It took over an hour of being in the car with the heater on and 2 jackets on my legs to finally get them warm.  So my morning 6 was just WEIRD.

Julie and I met JoAnna and her youth group at 11 a.m. to finish up our run. We both wanted to get in a few more miles. We met at the golf course, and we both had an awesome 3!  JoAnna's youth group ran 4 today!

The HIGHLIGHT of my run...........I saved a Wooly Bear caterpillar! ~~~KARMA

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

45 = 4.5

Today I am officially 45 years YOUNG!  Since I am not quite ready for 45 miles, I moved the decimal point and decided to run 4.5 miles.                             

I met my fellow NERC's in Smithfield to run down Smithfield Canyon.  To my surprise, a couple of them had made birthday signs and hung them all through the canyon!

 I was really surprised!  I have known these ladies for about 1 year, and to think that they thought enough of me to put forth this effort really touched my heart!

I had to laugh when Roz passed me and yelled, "I have a new race strategy! Hang signs during a race so Lori has to stop and take pictures!"

After our run, we topped the night off with treats from A & W!    

Thank You Ladies!  I LOVE YOU!