Monday, March 26, 2012

I Ran 50 Miles and A Dilemma

The good news: I ran the Buffalo Run 50 miler on Saturday!


Exactly one year ago our family went through a dark time. I was registered for the Buffalo Run as my first ultra. The day we were leaving for Salt Lake, Mel called me crying and said that she fell, and then the phone disconnected. Long story short, she broke both of her elbows and the Buffalo Run didn't happen. I just ended up running my own 50 miles. (You can read the whole story here.) Needless to say, I was very happy to do the actual race this year. I was even more thankful that Mel didn't have two broken elbows.

The dilemma: I took 218 pictures during the race on Saturday. I might have a hard time narrowing them down.

Give me a day or two and I'll body slam you with the race report and some of my favorite pictures. Spoiler alert: I didn't have to outrun any buffalo.

20 comments:

  1. Nice mug! Looking forward to the report.

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  2. Congrats!!!! Can't wait to see the pics!!

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  3. It was fun to see you. I loved the scenery. My sister ( who was running the last 10 with me) was shocked that at mile 45 I could REALLY enjoy the scenery. It was gorgeous!!!

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    1. I agree, the scenery was amazing. It was nice to finally meet you, and congrats on KILLING the race! You are amazing.

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  4. Loved reading about your last year's 50 miler. I'm glad you put a link to that. How many days does it take to recover from a run this far?

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    1. I'm surprised, for this race I feel about the same as I do after a hard marathon as far as soreness. Not nearly as bad as I expected. I'll probably take a week off and start back easy next week. Are you doing the 46 miler?

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  5. Congrats Cory! I can't wait to see the pictures. :)

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  6. Congrats, Cory! I'm glad this year was smoother!

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  7. Wow, congrats! I'm so glad there were no broken elbows this year! And just stick as many pictures on as you have patience for. They're always so good!

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  8. hahaha! congrats! i am so glad to hear you got to run the race this year :) :) you and janice are serious rock stars in my eyes!

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  9. Congrats on your 50 miles! Wow, that's a LOT of pictures!

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  10. WOW congrats on yet another ultra! you're so hardcore. and I can't wait to see all of the 200+ pics....ALL :)

    too bad you didn't see any buffalo ;)

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  11. Congrats on finishing 50 miles! Also congrats on no broken bones to keep you from running :).

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  12. You run 50 miles and you walk away with... a mug. Shouldn't they have given you a free wheelchair? Or at least crutches? I hope you're feeling good! AND I'M SO GLAD NO ON BROKE ANY ELBOWS THIS YEAR.

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    1. I know, I thought the mug was kind of funny too. Maybe they could have done a free prescription of pain killers instead.

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  13. I saw your status update on FB and was smiling ear to ear for you!! Cannot wait to see the 218 pictures (I'll make some lunch and grab a seat :))!! Congratulations, you are AWESOME!

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    1. I've got the pictures narrowed down to around 20, should have them up in the morning. (Reading about the heat at your 50k made me stop whining about the 70s we had!)

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  14. 218 photos?? How did you have time to run?

    Congratulations on finishing and getting your mug.

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