2017 the year of adventures



In 2017 we only ran one trail race together, didn't get a lot of new gear, didn't suffer from any major injuries. 2017 was definitely the year of adventure runs. We love running races, but we really love taking a day off of work and going out to the mountains. A lot of our adventures tested our skills as ultrarunners: an 18 mile run that turned into 37, major mental toughness skills in the Grand Canyon, having to plan new routes on the fly because of forest fires, just to name a few.


Chuckanut 50k - our only trail race together in 2017

I also bought a Sprinter Van in 2017, which my husband and I are in the process of converting to a campervan so we can use it for our adventures. It will allow us to drive out the night before and camp at trailhead, which means we can expand the radius of our adventures. 

Our 2017 highlights

Bucket List Run: Grand Canyon R2r2R



Most Epic Run: Siouxon Creek or when 18 miles turns into 37


the creek that turned 18 into 37

Newest Circumnavigation: Three Fingered Jack

Three Fingered Jack

Best Views: Badger Creek Wilderness

Mt Hood

Best Midrun Treat: Doughnuts




New Favorite Route to Timberline LodgeSalmon River to Timberline

Barlow Pass

Best #vanlife Adventure: The Wallowas

one of our campsites 


Best Unplanned Race: Trail Jeranto Punta Campanella

starting line of the race

We are planning on doing a few more races in 2018, but we hope our adventures are as epic as 2017!

Susan's 2017 Strava stats

Ann's 2017 Strava stats

Previous year recaps:
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012

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