I’ve been on a bit of a hiatus from Salty Running. The past few months or so have been a whirlwind, including a breakup, career change and move to a new neighborhood. And with all of that going on, I’ve still had time to run a few 50Ks (and do very well at them), train for my second 100 miler and start dating again.
When I first started at my new job, my manager and I were talking a little about our families and she kept saying, “everything happens for a reason.” Though I’ve always known this to be true, it never really resonated with me until this past weekend. On the schedule was the last long run before my goal race, the Mohican 100. And to top that off, later that day I was moving and then attending a going away party for a friend moving to Los Angeles. I was supposed to be attending a wedding with my now ex-boyfriend, and if I did, I would have had to push my long run to Sunday. But, everything happens for a reason.
And one of those reasons ended up being a pretty darn good one: had I gone to the wedding, I wouldn’t have had the chance to meet an ultra running legend, Scott Jurek! Read more >>