Going Green at Gaelforce West Adventure Race 2014

The alarm went off at 4am. I felt sick. Not just the normal “sick with nerves before a race”. It was a nauseous feeling, a feeling that something wasn’t completely right with the body. I wondered if I should even get up and get the bus to the starting line. You shouldn’t race if you … Continue reading Going Green at Gaelforce West Adventure Race 2014

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Ready to Adventure Race Four Months after Giving Birth

"I'm going to do an adventure race before my maternity leave is up." It was a promise I made to myself before my baby was even born. It was a goal I needed to mentally make, something to get me back on my bike and back wearing my running shoes within a few weeks of … Continue reading Ready to Adventure Race Four Months after Giving Birth

Crawling up Croagh Patrick… and Descending it like Divils

We hauled ourselves up the side of the mountain, following the pilgrims’ route all the way. Before they knew it, we had passed them out. They were praying. We were racing. It was the annual IMRA mountain race up Croagh Patrick, a place of pilgrimage on Ireland’s west coast where St. Patrick himself fasted and … Continue reading Crawling up Croagh Patrick… and Descending it like Divils