Black Hills 100, Cruisin’ the 89, June 25, 2011Sturgis, South DakotaOut and back 100 mile trail race, 16,231 feet of climb. Level 4 technicality. 4000+ feet above sea level. Temps climbed into the 80’s. 90+ runners started. 32 finished. 30 within in the 32 hour cut off time. 17 women started. 6 finished. 5 within the cutoff time. Most. Difficult. Race. EVER. This pic was taken early on the race, before mile 37.27th overall.4th female.31:47:4612 minutes, 14 seconds before the 32 hour cutoff time. I’ve never, ever, been so f*cked up during a race, ever- including the time I passed out during the Boston Marathon and then ended up in the med tent for 4 hours after the finish. That was a walk to the ice cream shop compared to this. And yes, I will someday do it again.
Black Hills 100, Cruisin’ the 89, June 25, 2011
Sturgis, South Dakota
Out and back 100 mile trail race, 16,231 feet of climb. Level 4 technicality. 4000+ feet above sea level. Temps climbed into the 80’s. 90+ runners started. 32 finished. 30 within in the 32 hour cut off time. 17 women started. 6 finished. 5 within the cutoff time. 
Most. Difficult. Race. EVER. 
This pic was taken early on the race, before mile 37.
27th overall.
4th female.
31:47:46
12 minutes, 14 seconds before the 32 hour cutoff time. 
I’ve never, ever, been so f*cked up during a race, ever- including the time I passed out during the Boston Marathon and then ended up in the med tent for 4 hours after the finish. That was a walk to the ice cream shop compared to this. And yes, I will someday do it again.