A blog about Trace and her races.

Pic of the Day

Pic of the Day: Eliminate the Confusion From Your Life

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Last week during our adventures, Ash and I got our identical Garmins mixed up and ended up wearing eachother’s for a big portion of the hike. I know it’s not a big deal but we are fond of our own stuff! Tonight I swapped my band for this orange one ($18.95) which should eliminate any further confusion!


Pic of the Day: North Dome

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Starting from Camp 4 in Yosemite Valley while still dark, Ash and I headed out for an out and back hike to Upper Yosemite Falls. Reaching the falls (pretty dry out, low water), we decided to continue up to North Dome.  Pretty tough hike but reaching the top at 7300′ elevation and very close views of Half Dome to our East, we found ourselves in our happy place. Total trip 18.6 miles and  approximately 5,500′ of elevation gain.


Pic of the Day: My High School Track

A few years ago I had to travel to my hometown to attend a funeral. It was a sad day but I finished the day visiting my old homes and schools. I grew up in a very small oilfield town,  Taft, CA but you would never have know that by the wonderful schools, teachers, programs and facilities available to us. We were truly blessed. Here is a photo of me at my high school track where I learned a few lessons about racing and life.

A few years ago I had to visit my hometown to attend a funeral. It was a sad day, but I finished the day visiting my old homes and schools. The town I grew up in, Taft, CA, was a very small town, but you would never have known by the wonderful schools, teachers, programs and facilities available to us. We were truly blessed. Here is a photo of our beautiful high school track where I learned a few lessons about racing and life.


Pic of the Day: Potter Pass

D and I had intentions of running the Kaiser Peak Loop but unfortunately due to fires at Huntington Lake, we were not able to run any trails in the Kaiser Wilderness so we  diverted trails and headed to Potter's Pass instead. At first we were disappointed but it was still nice to be out there on the trails and I can't complain about that!

The Aspen Fire near Huntington Lake prevented D and I from running the Kaiser Wilderness trails to Kaiser Peak, so with the suggestion of a local horseback tour guide at Deer Creek, we ran other nearby trails not considered a part of Kaiser Wilderness and ended up at Potter’s Pass and still had a great time!


Pic of the Day: Woodward Park

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In high school, our cross country team traveled to Woodward Park at least three times a year for races including the Clovis Invitational and a few more that led up to the CIF State XC Championships. Almost every reflection of my high school XC seasons includes a glimpse of Woodward just because so many achievments and memories were made there.
Like many things in my past, XC and Woodward Park were just memories, surely I wouldn’t find myself there again, or so I thought.
Nearly 16 years later I find myself out on my old stomping ground and it is exactly as I remember it, well, except it’s a little drier and hotter this time of year. Like The Santa Ana Bikeway, sometimes it can get a little repetitive and boring, but in a way I find a lot of peace within myself coming back because back then even though I didn’t think I’d ever be running on that course again, I knew I’d still be running (somewhere).