Friday, October 26, 2007

Video of the San Diego 100 Miler

The following video footage is from the San Diego 100 Miler. I captured the beginning, various aid stations after the 50 Mile mark and the finish line. The videos are in order from top t0 bottom. Check them out if you get a chance.

*Before the race

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Bootcamp Challenge 2007

On Oct. 6, 2007, myself and a very brave group of my cohorts decided to head down to the Marine Recruit Depot and attempt the Annual Bootcamp Challenge.

What is the Bootcamp Challenge? Let me tell ya;
EVENT FEATURES---The first and best! A fun and furious 3-mile course featuring obstacles used only by Marine Recruits at the Marine Recruit Depot. Get "encouragement" along the way at each obstacle by MCRD Drill Instructors. Compete as an individual or a member of a 3-person or 5-person team.Great post-race party with plenty of music, food, drinks and beer, awards to the top 3 finishers in each category/age group, official race T-Shirts to all entrants. If you've never ran it, you've gotta give it a try. Lotsa fun!

Team Fox Force Five having too much fun! By the way, 6th place as a 5 person female team! Get'em girls!
(From L. to R.) Jen, Ses, Mary, Rebecca, & Rebecca!

Daphne and Gregg came by to say HI! You can always expect to find them at this sort of event!

Katie Mc. & Mary. Great job ladies!

Carrie & Doug - Carrie got 8th place in her age group and Doug got 3rd place in his! This was Doug's first race by the way. Great job guys!

George and Wendy both did a great job! They were cheered on by Alexis, Willow and the little Gramms!

Nikki and Dianne -- We're just here for the beer! Way to go ladies!

J.J. (Super Trooper) & her man, Anthony -- They both did extremely well and were all smiles! Say "Cheese!"

Team PBR made up of Sean, Dave and Katie -- Hmmm, and what are they holding in their hands?!

Team Spartan -- Made up of Erin, Eldar (Crazy Legs) & Jeff. These guys did awesome too and finished 9th as a 3-person mixed team!

CONGRATULATIONS to Team Decker & the Divas! 1st place in the 3 person Mixed Team category. (Joe, Nicole & Marie)
A big CONGRATS to everyone that participated! Awesome job! Gotta do it again next year. Oh, by the way, you also missed the incredible post-race party at Wine Steals. That's another story! Have a great day!

Noble Canyon 50k

On Sept. 29, 2007, Aaron, myself and a group of very attractive "Dirt Divas" set out to run the Noble Canyon 50k. For 3 0r 4 months prior to this the group had been training together and putting in the hard work to attempt this challenge. These girls and Aaron, worked their tails off. Week in and week out. Sometimes we would meet at 0530 to log some miles. Half the group had never even ran a marathon so this would be a huge challenge.
Race day arrives and nerves are on edge. Will we finish? Will our bodies hold up? What lies out there for us on the trail? Me, I had no doubt that they would do just fine. At 0700 hours the race begins. Within a couple miles the jitters are gone and the fun begins! For the next 7 1/2 hours this group runs, jokes and laughs together. Not only did they all finish, they did so with big smiles on their face! CONGRATULATIONS -- Aaron, Carrie, Marie, Meg, Mindy, Nicole & Rebekah! You guys are awesome. More good times to come.