Teamwork for the WIN!

'The Moran Constitutional Relay Race definitely did not disappoint! This race was set up much like the Trail Ragnar event we participated in, back in August. The race began at the Moran State Park on Orcas Island. Each team consisted of 6 individuals running 2 separate "legs" each in relay fashion (or 4 individuals running 3 separate "legs" as an ultra team). Out of 48 teams entered and racing, we had 4 GRRLS teams registered. We were looking forward to a FUN weekend on the island! Friday evening, we all meandered to the ferry's and ended up meeting just in time to check-in before 10pm. We all managed to make it to our cabins, claiming a bunk and wound down quickly for some shut eye

Hitting the Brakes due to that Wall.

Well, not every race can go as planned. And unfortunately, yesterday's Baker Lake 50K was a day for personal disappointment. I had been feeling pretty worn down and began getting pretty bad autoimmune allergic reactions the week prior to this race. I didn't want to face the fact that my Lupus was beginning to flare and pushed through the week, training and tapering as usual before a big race. The last time I had a flare was in the spring at the beginning of my race season. My body completely shut down and after visiting my doctor, adrenal fatigue and rashes were the culprit. I didn't pay good enough attention this time around and just took a couple extra days to rest and get ready fo

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