Please consider a donation to conservationist organizations
Part of Tracy's goal with this race is to bring awareness and support for the following conservationist organizations. In support of Tracy and this cause please consider a donation to these organizations. You will find a "Moots miles" donation button on their web sites:
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
It is however, a beautiful thing riding at night. We get to listen to Great Horned Owls, see the springs' first wood frogs and quess what is in the woods near by rustling up and away. Sometimes deer run with us for a brief moment before darting across the field or across the road in front of us. Once I had a fox run with me for four or five strides before darting in front of me and across my path.
When the ride is over we get to go home to our warm kitchens and devour anything that does not move. Last night it was two chicken breasts, three bowls of cereal and lots of almond butter. I wanted ice cream.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
We are bound then, by honor only, to follow these rules.
We will have Spot Trackers with us, therefore friends and family will be able to follow our progress in the race on-line. Cindy will keep the blog up-dated as well.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Monday, February 6, 2012
Well actually, at times, minutes at a time, it can be very hot. I have often said race directors should add a new category of racers called " Women with hot flashes". I'm telling you, it is a new experience; while racing suddenly you become hotter than a stove top coil on high. You know... your blood begins to "boil", your tolerance level for your teammates goes way down and all you want to do is lay down naked in the nearest body of water whether it be in a deep ditch or a muddy puddle.
It is hard to explain to others who do not experience this. I myself used to make fun of women who, for no apparent reason, ripped off their outer wear, stretched their arms away from their body, grabbed a piece of newspaper, a book , or any other available "fan" and began using it, wildly. And then with less apparent provocation than before; put everything back on.
Sara just laughs at me when I say I should get special compensation for my age.
She'll find out.
Sunday, February 5, 2012
check it out:
Dayton Daily News Article
The article focuses on Tracy being old. :)
Also, check out this site which is a site dedicated to long distance hiking.
Thursday, February 2, 2012
We are excited to say the least. Sara is reading the story about Jill Homer in "Be Brave, Be Strong: A Journey Across the Great Divide. Jill is the record holder for the womens division of this race. ( Less than ten women in the world have completed this race.)
I am still sleeping with the window open, practicing being out in all kinds of weather, but staying inside when it rains. I figure I do not need to practice that yet. Right?