2021 - 10 years of Girls Gone Wildwood





Looking back on what we have done and accomplished each year, and summarizing it in a blog post is always my favorite thing to write. This year is even more special: it's our 10 year anniversary of trail & ultra running. So for this year's recap I want to highlight some of the fun stuff for 2021, and some of our favorite memories and adventures from the past 10 years. 

2021 almost felt like we got back to normal racing, albeit with masks, staggered start times and regulated aid stations. Honestly I didn't mind the changes at the races, especially the staggered times; it makes things a lot less congested. We must have been so eager for some sense of normalcy, because we toed the line at FIVE different races this year.  

But really the best part of the last 10 years has been our friendship and our love of running in the mountains and going on crazy adventures together. There is no one I would rather have type 2+ fun with, than Susan. 

We hope you have enjoyed following our adventures over the last 10 years too! 

With out further ado and in no particular order, here are our 2021 highlights and some of our favorite things / memories from the last 10 years.

Best Race (2021)

Backcountry Rise 


Best DNF (2021)

Lithia Loop


Best adventure run (2021)

Enchantments 


Favorite 10 year tradition 

Birthday Wildwood end to end


Favorite addition to the team

Cedar Sunbeam, of course 


Favorite race we do again and again 

Peterson Ridge 20/40


Favorite circumnavigation

Wonderland (Rainier)

Close runners-up for circumnavigations:

Mt. Hood 

Three Sisters 


Favorite Adventure Runs 

Mt. Rainier Northern Loop

The Enchantments

Salmon River

Badger Creek Wilderness


Favorite races from over the years

CCC (aka Best DNF)

Tarawera (aka Best Melodrama Due to Weather)


Favorite RD  

James from Rainshadow Running 

Favorite Long Run Fuel

Higher Taste Breakfast Wrap (in vegan and vegetarian!). After trying so many options over the past ten years, we have settled on these for the last few. Easy, filling, savory, and always tasty.

Runners-up: Petunia's salted caramel cookie bar, Gem's coconut caramel brownie, and Justin's peanut butter cups

Previous year recaps:

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