Tuesday, October 22, 2013

"Javelina" - The Sheepdogs [ Javelina Jundred ]

Only four days to go.

Four days until my first [TRAIL] 100 mile run. Yes, I have done two other 100+ mile runs but ------ they were both on a treadmill. So this will be new, exciting, nerve wracking & [hopefully] awesome.

The Javelina Jundred.

This race takes place at the McDowell Mountain Regional Park outside Fountain Hills, AZ.

It is a race I've wanted to do for the past three years. It typically falls on my/our anniversary. And I really can't blame the Pita for NOT wanting to spend our day watching his crazy wife run in loops for 24 hours.

HOWEVER...........this year it is 3 days after our anniversary and he surprised me with the best anniversary present ever.

My. Race. Entry.

The Javelina Jundred is comprised of six and a half loops on the rolling single track and jeep track of the 15.4 mile Pemberton Trail. The race begins in the clockwise direction and alternates each loop (washing machine style).

And we all really know WHY I signed up don't we?

Ya, I might be slightly obsessed with belt buckles. And this one......

the. freaking. best.

I will crawl, if I must, to get this buckle.

I plan to fuel mostly the same way I did in San Francisco. Mad amounts of Vega hydrator, Vega Energizer, bagels & #ALLTHEFREAKINGPICKLEJUICE I can get my hands on.

It is going to be a HOT one.

HIGH: 89* / Low 60* ---- not ideal but not horrible.

The hydration is going to be critical.

Good thing - I was just sent 500. Yes. FIVE + ZERO + ZERO shaker cups from GNC. Because if you express a GREAT dislike of shaker bottles ........ they'll send you 500. I kid. I kid.

It goes without saying but I AM A HUGE fan of GNC. Always have been. I'm pretty sure the Athletarian & I hit up no less than 5 GNC's in the 5 days she was in Arizona.

I'm truly grateful they have donated these freaking make my eyes hurt shaker bottles.

I'll be selling them and donating ALL the funds [less actual shipping fees] to Effect International. The same charity I ran to raise funding for last month in San Francisco. Stay tuned for more info......

And one of the best parts of this weekend.......

This Guy:

Mr. Combs. He will be pacing me for the last 40-ish miles of this run. My partner in VEGA crime. He was one of the people who inspired me to go "plant based". Haven't looked back since. He is an amazing runner & I am truly blessed to have him pace me.

What an adventure this will be.

If you'd like to donate to Effect International click the link [here].



One Crazy Penguin said...

You're going to kick ass, girly!

Melissa Cunningham said...

how exciting!

Char said...

That belt buckle is so you. Totally worth running 100 miles for!

Runners Fuel said...

Congrats! You'll do great!! The buckle is awesome!!

coach dion said...

Go and have fun out there you will do fine.

coach dion said...

Go and have fun out there you will do fine.

Anonymous said...

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DRog said...


review post please and photos if uve got them....and I know you do!

congrats on amazing performance

AM! said...

WOW! I'm tired, just reading what you'll be attempting.

rock on w/your bad self!

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Unknown said...

Who wouldn't want to run for a sweet belt buckle! I just ran a half-marathon for a skull belt buckle. I thought to myself...you should find MORE belt buckle races! It may very well turn into an addiction :)
But 100Miles! Super Inspirational!!! I'm now thinking that I need to increase some goals!!
Rock on & thank you!!!

Nelly said...

I think you won possibly the coolest trophy that I've ever seen during this race, but I would like to hear more about the race!

Also, I was bummed that NZ couldn't take out Mexico and advance to the world cup, it was fun watching the game in Wellington though. Really cool when NZ scored twice in like 5 minutes, crowd was going wild. That country is gorgeous.

Unknown said...

The Belt buckle and 100 Miles, this looks great. What was the result? I am curious to know, did your training gifted you with success.

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