June 22, 2013

Sawtooth Relay - Third round

I had the privilege to by part of the six, now kind of seven, sweaty chicks sawtooth relay team again this year! We added a team member because of all the injuries that snuck up on us. One was recovering from knee surgery, one had a stress fracture, and one had a hurt calf. The "healthy" runners, including me, were quite nervous on each leg our "injured" team mates ran, but as usual, they kicked ass and needed absolutely no subbing or help. We've got a tough group of chicks! 

I was lucky enough to draw to run the first leg. It was my all time FAVORITE! Never have I enjoyed a run so much while watching the sun rise. However, running the first leg meant I also had to run leg 7. All downhill. From 1,400 feet in elevation all the way down to flat. Running downhill is SO FREAKING HARD!! My legs were so so so soar the next day/week. I envy those that are good at running downhill. I am not one of them. I actually think I might prefer running uphill. Deb asked if she could trade me legs and I'm thinking because of leg 7, she can have it back next time. But, I would miss leg one very very much.

 Safety first!









 Yep, Rachel is amazing. She can do a cartwheel while running up a gigantic mountain. She has it all!

Way to go ladies and THANKS for letting me part of the 6, now 7, sweaty wonder chicks. Erin, you are an excellent addition to our team! Rachel and Deb are masters at coming up with our uniforms. I've never worn cooler socks in my life!

June 16, 2013

Spinderella

I rode 50 miles in the spinderella ladies only bike ride this year with my good friend Bobbie. It was VERY fun and a good motivation to ride my new road bike. We finished in just over 3 hours. The weather couldn't have been more perfect that morning.










View from our room

View from our room

Cool outdoor cafe/bar on beach in CR

Cool outdoor cafe/bar on beach in CR

Langosta Beach, CR

Langosta Beach, CR

Zip Lining...mucho fun!

Zip Lining...mucho fun!

The Parque Nacional Santa Rosa

The Parque Nacional Santa Rosa

Preserve of Monteverde & Santa Elena Reserve

Preserve of Monteverde  & Santa Elena Reserve

Iguanas and lizards everywhere

Iguanas and lizards everywhere

Howler monkeys

Howler monkeys

Off road 4X4 tour, only used machete for pics

Off road 4X4 tour, only used machete for pics

Playa Grande, Leatherback Turtle nesting

Playa Grande, Leatherback Turtle nesting