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Teton Dam Marathon Review

On the 2nd of June, I woke up at 4am to make a 3 hour drive to eastern Idaho for the Teton Dam Marathon. I did the 5K.

Did I mention I woke up at 4am to make a 3 hour drive. Yeah, not the best idea for legs to be in PR shape. My leggies were stiff and at 1100 more feet of elevation then at home, it was a slow trot for sure. No PR attempt this trot, that's for sure.

I woke up at 4am (my normal wake up time is 8am - 10am depending on the day) so that early is  painful. I had everything all packed and ready the evening before- brekky, post-race clothes, snacks, and a full tank of gas for the long drive. All I had to do was make coffee and head out. I didn't even brush my teeth before I left. Coffee first.

The drive was nice and not a lot of traffic for a Saturday morning. I don't know the last time I have been to Rexburg, but it was easy to find the race start. I thought the race started at 8am, but that was the 10K. The 5K started at 8:30am and I got there to get my bib at …

Ultra Running and Ultra Reading

I have completed reading 2 books about ultra running in the last couple of weeks. These are just books I picked up at the library because I want to read everything I can on ultra running.

The Jurek book is an eh. It could have been written better because he has quite a life story. I did like the recipes at the end of each chapter and there are a few I want to try. But other then him being a hardcore determined beast, it didn't really persuade me to go veggie.

Eat & Run

The Rich Roll book was awesome. The words flowed a little better and it was quite a story - so much better written then the Jurek book. Plus he explained why he ate what he did. His explanations were everything that I have been taught while in my Holistic Health studies. So I understand and agree with him. I would follow his plan.

Finding Ultra

And I will hopefully finish a 3rd book on ultra running today. A very interesting story. I have opinions on this and the characters involved but I want to finish it first before I say anything. I am enjoying the read, since it is really only taking me 2 days to finish reading it.

Running On Empty
The blue/brown/yellow color scheme is quite popular...

This 3rd book, Running On Empty kinda gave me an idea. Which I did look into last night. And now I have this thought bouncing around in my head that I can't shake.

Why don't I run across Idaho?

It's only about 400 miles, via the route above. It would take me, like, 2 weeks of solid, daily running. And I would need a whole lot of support, gear, time off of work. Oh, and I would have to become a slightly better runner.

But I am so strangely sure of myself that I could complete the task - I want to do this.

I am adding Running Across Idaho into my little bucket list of things I want to do.

Do you have any crazy things that you want to do? Any big bucket list dreams?


  1. Wow, that is an awesome event to add to your bucket list! I think you could do it if you trained/prepared for it. Have you thought about doing it for charity or would it just be for your own personal satisfaction? Either way, I love your thinking!

    1. There are so many good charities I love, I don't know which one I would support. So I would prolly run it for my own satisfaction. I don't know yet. So much potential.

  2. That is an amazing goal!! I think it would take me a lot longer than 2 weeks to run across Idaho, but I love the idea. When I was working at a running store in Georgia, our owner decided to start a race called Run Across GA, as he had the same idea. He turned the race into an Ultra, or a Relay for people who couldn't run the whole thing. The race benefited the Wounded Warrior Project, which was pretty cool. I would totally support you, a fellow Idahoan on your journey to run across the great spud state!!

    1. I was thinking about doing this an an ultra or relay so I wouldn't be alone. So many possibilities!

  3. Great goal! My boyfriend and I are ultra runners that travel the country. We live in a small RV. Get in touch with me when you're ready to do this. We'd love to join you and provide support/crew/pacing, etc. The RV is super handy for stuff like this :) /


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