Ok so I am pretty new at this whole blogging thing...but as I start to put together more and more races in Southern California I have been told it's a good idea. I love to write so should not be that hard right? I think I struggle mostly with time. When I am not busy organizing and putting on races, I am running about 90-100 miles a week! I love to run, and run on Trails in the mountains. I can't imagine spending my time doing anything else. I also have a VERY busy 14 year old son, and being that I am a single mom that makes me just as busy. I am involved in everything he enjoys including his cross country team! He is an amazing runner, amazing kid, and I am blessed to have him! He is my rock, and has taught me what unconditional love is, and how great it is to be selfless.
So on to my new race...
In the last year I have taken over the Leona Divide 50 mile(http://leonadivide5050.com). I since have added a 50k, and 30k to the race. This means huge work for me come January!! Handling over 600 runners out on a race course in one day is an immense job, but I am good at it, and simply put kick ass at it. I am ready for the task ahead! In July after returning from Badwater and crewing Jimmy Dean Freeman I was extremely driven to put together a new race called the Los Pinos 50k(http://lospinos50k.com). This will be the first year for this race, and already is on the path to huge success. Love it!
So now I have taken on a new race...or should I say "created" a new race. I just secured the permits for it, but the website will not be up and going for a little bit. The race is called "Leona Valley Trail Races". It will be a half marathon, 10k, &5k. This will be a huge task as shorter trail races are booming, and I will have at least 500 runners. I hope the following year to have double that amount of runners, but these kinds of things take time. I am excited to be pursuing this new race, and look forward to giving trail runners races that vary in all distances.
Tons of great things going on in my life, and sometimes I can't believe how amazing god is to me. Every time I hit a speed bump or pothole in the road of life, god brings me some sort of blessing to help me realize I will get through it. Life is so dang hard at times, but it also can be just so darn amazing. With every struggle and mountain we climb blessings are on the other side. If life was always easy then all those great things we work so hard for would not seem so "great". I am happy to be figuring this "life" thing out one busy day at a time!