Wednesday, December 19, 2007


Olga just tagged me, so I'm going to add a little more to yesterday's post so that I do it right :) I have to change mine up a little bit because I didn't run a single trail run in 2007 (sigh), unless you count Umstead. I need some of the trail gals to come down to Texas and show me how it's done! I might actually brave it if I had company to ensure that I didn't get lost, eaten or maimed! Okay, here goes:

1. Most memorable moment in a race...FANS lightning storm while crossing a steel bridge- totally cool and totally scary!

2. Best new trail I discovered in 2007...hmmm, I can't figure out how to modify this one. I had to be pretty inventive this year picking routes so that I could get my mileage in without going stir crazy. I ran all over the city, across the border into Mexico (had to stand in line on the bridge to get back into the US and I didn't have any identification), through cemetaries, pecan orchards, and farms.

3. My best performance this year was... Ultracentric 126.99 miles.

4. I do not know how I previously survived without... M&Ms. For some reason, it is the only thing that tastes good when I have had enough of everything else at the aid stations.

5. The person I would most like to meet at a race in 2008...Olga. Her indomitable spirit is contagious.

6. The race I'm most afraid of in 2008 ... I'm also stuck on this one because I haven't figured out my race schedule yet. Frankly, though, I'm afraid of all of them!

Yeah for 2008! Let's go run!



olga said...

I can't believe you had no ID getting back to US!!! That's an adventure:) So, did they take you to jail? Did you run laps around a cell in there?
As for exploring a trail with someone - don't pick me, because I am positively getting you lost and very liley hurt...although I am yet to be eaten, but may be it's because my partners take on this task? :)

Hey, that contagious thing just landed me and my partner a club cover for putting on 100M in OR!!! You heard it here first, just happened last night - they couldn't stand my jumping up and down and decided to give in:) Woohoo!!!

Julie B said...

Hi Carolyn, I've never been tagged. Thanks for the comment that I had been by you. I'm not a very good blog reader, I'm more of a blog writer! Thanks. I'll respond!! Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year; hey, will you be at FANS again in 08?