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Hey you behind me don’t be touching my pumpkin pie I will be eating that next!🎃😋 At mile 96 this pickle never tasted soooo good!🤪
Soooooo how did I keep myself going at #jj100 ? What did I fuel with? 
I like to consume 150-200 calories an hour. It’s what works for me. Sometimes more sometimes less. I drank approx 4000 calories of @tailwindnutrition mandarin orange flavor.🍊 If you have been following me long enough you know that TW is my number one source of fuel. I have been using it since 2013. I get hydration, electrolytes and calories all in one sip. Drinking my calories is way easier for me than chewing them. Along with TW I had coke, pickles, potatoes AND LOTS OF PUMPKIN PIE at the aid stations! (Thank you @aravaiparunning for that. Pumpkin pie has to be the best aid station food ever!🙌🏽)
And of course my fav Nekter smoothies when I came in from each loop. I also ate mashed sweet potatoes with avocados and almond butter that I brought from home. While I am still getting used to these damn braces I knew I had to stay with soft foods that would go down super easy. When I eat real food I have to be mindful and back off the TW to make sure I am not overdoing it on calories. I had ZERO tummy issues during this race. And honestly I am pretty lucky I don’t struggle with tummy issues. And of course after my race I drank a bottle of TW Rebuild recovery drink. 😋
So how do you fuel up for your races? What works for you? I am also fully stocked with TW samples. DM me if you would like to try some.
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#jj100 #javelinajundred #javelinajundred2018 #aravaiparunning #aidstation #aidstationfood #ultrarunning #ultrarunners #eatallthefood #pickles #pumpkinpie #endurance #endurancefuel #gotailwind #allyouneed #allday #really 📸: @jwanders11
Hey you behind me don’t be touching my pumpkin pie I will be eating that next!🎃😋 At mile 96 this pickle never tasted soooo good!🤪 Soooooo how did I keep myself going at #jj100  ? What did I fuel with? I like to consume 150-200 calories an hour. It’s what works for me. Sometimes more sometimes less. I drank approx 4000 calories of @tailwindnutrition mandarin orange flavor.🍊 If you have been following me long enough you know that TW is my number one source of fuel. I have been using it since 2013. I get hydration, electrolytes and calories all in one sip. Drinking my calories is way easier for me than chewing them. Along with TW I had coke, pickles, potatoes AND LOTS OF PUMPKIN PIE at the aid stations! (Thank you @aravaiparunning for that. Pumpkin pie has to be the best aid station food ever!🙌🏽) And of course my fav Nekter smoothies when I came in from each loop. I also ate mashed sweet potatoes with avocados and almond butter that I brought from home. While I am still getting used to these damn braces I knew I had to stay with soft foods that would go down super easy. When I eat real food I have to be mindful and back off the TW to make sure I am not overdoing it on calories. I had ZERO tummy issues during this race. And honestly I am pretty lucky I don’t struggle with tummy issues. And of course after my race I drank a bottle of TW Rebuild recovery drink. 😋 So how do you fuel up for your races? What works for you? I am also fully stocked with TW samples. DM me if you would like to try some. * * * * * * #jj100  #javelinajundred  #javelinajundred2018  #aravaiparunning  #aidstation  #aidstationfood  #ultrarunning  #ultrarunners  #eatallthefood  #pickles  #pumpkinpie  #endurance  #endurancefuel  #gotailwind  #allyouneed  #allday  #really  📸: @jwanders11
There are so many things in this world between here and there that are impossible to fully grasp, “why?” It’s tough to even turn on the nightly news, no matter your views. It’s flooded with negativity, narrow opinions, awful acts, it’s just so hard to wrap your head around it... to decipher what’s really your own truth. •
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But, for that tiny moment in time, on the 99th mile, in the 25th hour, with my brothers... It just seemed like the infinite answer. Time stood still and, for lack of a better word, calmness set in. Maybe not forever but, for right in that moment, this just felt like exactly where we should be.
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Watching the other runners take to the course last week at the Javelina Jundred... it is simply the greatest display of the human spirit you can witness. It’s so raw, so right smack in front of you, all day... I don’t know your story, where you’re from, or what you like, but I blindly believe in you. You inspire me.
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The spirit of the long run gives a hope in this crazy world. A hope that tomorrow will run a little better than yesterday. A hope that just simply moving forward with good intentions, even if sometimes you don’t know what you’re moving towards, you can get somewhere worth going. This life is as beautiful as you tell it to be, as beautiful as you allow yourself to see it. Keep your eyes peeled today, the universe is on your side, aim for the positive, you won’t regret it. This is your day, your week, your month.... run it. And don’t forget to VOTE!!!🇺🇸 #izzoultrarunning
There are so many things in this world between here and there that are impossible to fully grasp, “why?” It’s tough to even turn on the nightly news, no matter your views. It’s flooded with negativity, narrow opinions, awful acts, it’s just so hard to wrap your head around it... to decipher what’s really your own truth. • • But, for that tiny moment in time, on the 99th mile, in the 25th hour, with my brothers... It just seemed like the infinite answer. Time stood still and, for lack of a better word, calmness set in. Maybe not forever but, for right in that moment, this just felt like exactly where we should be. • • Watching the other runners take to the course last week at the Javelina Jundred... it is simply the greatest display of the human spirit you can witness. It’s so raw, so right smack in front of you, all day... I don’t know your story, where you’re from, or what you like, but I blindly believe in you. You inspire me. • • The spirit of the long run gives a hope in this crazy world. A hope that tomorrow will run a little better than yesterday. A hope that just simply moving forward with good intentions, even if sometimes you don’t know what you’re moving towards, you can get somewhere worth going. This life is as beautiful as you tell it to be, as beautiful as you allow yourself to see it. Keep your eyes peeled today, the universe is on your side, aim for the positive, you won’t regret it. This is your day, your week, your month.... run it. And don’t forget to VOTE!!!🇺🇸 #izzoultrarunning 
#ultrathoughts #ultracomeback When I sat down at mile 52, it was to sit down for the day. I came to grips in my head with the fact that maybe today I couldn’t do it. That not every ultra is worth the pain. That maybe the legs just weren’t there today. I accepted the fact of my first DNF. I was there. I could just write something witty about it, move on with my life... what would it really matter anyways. I had my hand on the mat, it was there for tapping. •
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The heat had gotten to me; dehydration, dizziness, nausea, confusion... the smiles left me. I didn’t want to speak and be the one to make the day negative. I stayed true to our main rule, “no negative words on the trail”
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I stared blankly, I tried to eat and it made me feel sick...I spoke to the aid station volunteer and told him some of my symptoms. He knew his stuff, I listened to him, and his advice ultimately saved my day. Fifteen minutes later I ate, then I drank, then we moved. We clocked a 46-minute mile on the 52nd mile. We left the aid station together with a mountain of miles ahead of us. It was so freaking hot. It’s funny how quickly all the training can leave you once you bonk. But it’s also funny how quickly it can come back to you once you need it, if you let it. I knew I had my training, I knew I had my experience, and most importantly, more than anything, I had my brothers. •
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The bounce back was very real and I rode the high. Mile 60, then 70, then 80 ticked off, the closer the finish gets the more excited and energized I get. Just keep working. The smiles came back. When we left our crew at mile 80, it was the best I felt all day. My body cooled down, and it was time to bring this baby home. My mindset completely flipped from not finishing to wow, we are almost there...this is going to get done today! #izzoultrarunning
#ultrathoughts  #ultracomeback  When I sat down at mile 52, it was to sit down for the day. I came to grips in my head with the fact that maybe today I couldn’t do it. That not every ultra is worth the pain. That maybe the legs just weren’t there today. I accepted the fact of my first DNF. I was there. I could just write something witty about it, move on with my life... what would it really matter anyways. I had my hand on the mat, it was there for tapping. • • The heat had gotten to me; dehydration, dizziness, nausea, confusion... the smiles left me. I didn’t want to speak and be the one to make the day negative. I stayed true to our main rule, “no negative words on the trail” • • I stared blankly, I tried to eat and it made me feel sick...I spoke to the aid station volunteer and told him some of my symptoms. He knew his stuff, I listened to him, and his advice ultimately saved my day. Fifteen minutes later I ate, then I drank, then we moved. We clocked a 46-minute mile on the 52nd mile. We left the aid station together with a mountain of miles ahead of us. It was so freaking hot. It’s funny how quickly all the training can leave you once you bonk. But it’s also funny how quickly it can come back to you once you need it, if you let it. I knew I had my training, I knew I had my experience, and most importantly, more than anything, I had my brothers. • • The bounce back was very real and I rode the high. Mile 60, then 70, then 80 ticked off, the closer the finish gets the more excited and energized I get. Just keep working. The smiles came back. When we left our crew at mile 80, it was the best I felt all day. My body cooled down, and it was time to bring this baby home. My mindset completely flipped from not finishing to wow, we are almost there...this is going to get done today! #izzoultrarunning 
Javelina Jundred volunteering last weekend...many runners were helped...many shenanigans happened #aravaiparuntribe #javelinajundred #maskorima #squirrelsnutbutter #trailrunning #ultrarunning #beermile #jackassjunction
When living your #bestlife feels like the bus scene from “Priscilla Queen of the Desert” #goals • Incredible over-the-top weekend experience at #jj100 this year! Thank you to all runners, volunteers, staff, and spectators who bring the energy and light up the desert at this very special race! You make my job a celebration and I’m so grateful to a part of it all! #onlyatjavelina 📷 @jamilcoury
When living your #bestlife  feels like the bus scene from “Priscilla Queen of the Desert” #goals  • Incredible over-the-top weekend experience at #jj100  this year! Thank you to all runners, volunteers, staff, and spectators who bring the energy and light up the desert at this very special race! You make my job a celebration and I’m so grateful to a part of it all! #onlyatjavelina  📷 @jamilcoury
As always, #JJ100 was a total blast.  Got in a couple runs, volunteered at #CoyoteCamp all night, met a bunch of cool people, saw friends I hadn’t seen in years, totally geeked out seeing @scottjurek 🙂 come through, and watched a bunch of badass runners grind out mile after mile. Can’t wait until next year! 🌵🐍🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏻‍♂️ #trailrunning #partyinthedesert #javelinajundred
As always, #JJ100  was a total blast. Got in a couple runs, volunteered at #CoyoteCamp  all night, met a bunch of cool people, saw friends I hadn’t seen in years, totally geeked out seeing @scottjurek 🙂 come through, and watched a bunch of badass runners grind out mile after mile. Can’t wait until next year! 🌵🐍🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏻‍♂️ #trailrunning  #partyinthedesert  #javelinajundred 
I don’t know what I did to deserve this man that dropped out of the sky from no where totally unexpected. And then offered to crew and  pace me at #jj100 only knowing me for a few days.....after finding out my friend couldn’t do it. I was little bit concerned. Not gonna lie. How would he take to dealing with me during my lowest points in my darkest hours of the night? While I don’t remember as much as I wanted too during my low points  I remember enough to realize oh god will he still be there for me at the finish line.🤪 Pretty sure I snapped enough times, bite his head off enough times, was not being a very good listener and questioning his accuracy on miles to aid stations and finishing. And asking him why he didn’t take very many pics of us, only to find out I wanted no part of it. Oh and then asking him to find me a safe spot to go to the bathroom without running into a cactus only to do that on my own. And then having a million cactus needles stuck in my left ankle and telling him we don’t have time to take them out let’s just go.😂 (yes he took them all out with a freaking knife) Did I mention he created a pace chart to help me reach my sub 28 goal. And when I realized I had fallen behind during the last loop we went to a walk/run plan to get me to pick up my pace and get me moving again during the last few miles. He also had my favorite Nekter smoothie waiting for me as I came thru each loop! It was so refreshing! And to top it off we celebrated with a night in Palm Springs on our way home and the most amazing breakfast ever. I am one lucky girl! @jwanders11 you are the best! There are no words to express how grateful I am for you and how much I appreciate everything you have done for me in such a short amount of time. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.❤️
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#jj100 #javelinajundred #javelinajundred2018 #arizona #crewlife #pacerlife #ultrarunners #hegetsme #143 #happy #iamaliveagain #grateful #areyoureal #idreamtyouup #mycheekshurtfromsmiling #thankyousean #thankyoutahoe #soboujee #livingmybestlife #everydamnday
I don’t know what I did to deserve this man that dropped out of the sky from no where totally unexpected. And then offered to crew and pace me at #jj100  only knowing me for a few days.....after finding out my friend couldn’t do it. I was little bit concerned. Not gonna lie. How would he take to dealing with me during my lowest points in my darkest hours of the night? While I don’t remember as much as I wanted too during my low points I remember enough to realize oh god will he still be there for me at the finish line.🤪 Pretty sure I snapped enough times, bite his head off enough times, was not being a very good listener and questioning his accuracy on miles to aid stations and finishing. And asking him why he didn’t take very many pics of us, only to find out I wanted no part of it. Oh and then asking him to find me a safe spot to go to the bathroom without running into a cactus only to do that on my own. And then having a million cactus needles stuck in my left ankle and telling him we don’t have time to take them out let’s just go.😂 (yes he took them all out with a freaking knife) Did I mention he created a pace chart to help me reach my sub 28 goal. And when I realized I had fallen behind during the last loop we went to a walk/run plan to get me to pick up my pace and get me moving again during the last few miles. He also had my favorite Nekter smoothie waiting for me as I came thru each loop! It was so refreshing! And to top it off we celebrated with a night in Palm Springs on our way home and the most amazing breakfast ever. I am one lucky girl! @jwanders11 you are the best! There are no words to express how grateful I am for you and how much I appreciate everything you have done for me in such a short amount of time. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.❤️ * * * * * * #jj100  #javelinajundred  #javelinajundred2018  #arizona  #crewlife  #pacerlife  #ultrarunners  #hegetsme  #143  #happy  #iamaliveagain  #grateful  #areyoureal  #idreamtyouup  #mycheekshurtfromsmiling  #thankyousean  #thankyoutahoe  #soboujee  #livingmybestlife  #everydamnday 
Leaving the 40 mile aid station and it was almost 90 with no wind or shade. My @pathprojects bandana around the neck and @outdoorresearch arm sleeves with ice were life savers. @altrarunning singlet and shorts were super light and chafe free. The @nakedrunningband was perfect for running in the heat too. #jj100 #javelinajundred #ultrarunning #trailrunning #altrarunning #outdoorresearch #pathprojects #aravaiparunning #100miles
After loop one. @squirrels_nut_butter for the win. #jj100 #thechafeisreal #squirrelsnutbutter #protectyournuts
One of the greatest gifts you can give someone is to make them feel supported. I am so grateful for @kakieron @bobmitchell and @nicolesalvatrice. I met @kakieron in Tanzania and her friend @BobMitchell came to crew and run 20 miles in the desert— having never met us. These beautiful, selfless souls teach me to show up in life and to be that person people can count on. I can’t wait to see where life takes this crew. ⁣
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So lucky to meet the speedy local Chicagoan @jeff_the_runner and so grateful for the ever-inspiring @100milekyle. ⁣
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It’s only fitting that my first run with the amazing @nicolesalvatrice was 61 miles through the Sonoran desert. We are still chasing 100. ⁣
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And if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. See you at the next starting line ;)
One of the greatest gifts you can give someone is to make them feel supported. I am so grateful for @kakieron @bobmitchell and @nicolesalvatrice. I met @kakieron in Tanzania and her friend @BobMitchell came to crew and run 20 miles in the desert— having never met us. These beautiful, selfless souls teach me to show up in life and to be that person people can count on. I can’t wait to see where life takes this crew. ⁣ ⁣ So lucky to meet the speedy local Chicagoan @jeff_the_runner and so grateful for the ever-inspiring @100milekyle. ⁣ ⁣ It’s only fitting that my first run with the amazing @nicolesalvatrice was 61 miles through the Sonoran desert. We are still chasing 100. ⁣ ⁣ And if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. See you at the next starting line ;)
Super stoked to have finished my second hundred miler of the year!  Words can’t express my appreciation for my excellent support crew and pacers @jarcroft & @scottjurek. Thank you both for hanging on to my goal of finishing in under 24 hours - when the stress of it in the last 40 miles was getting to me. 
I decided to mix things up this year after years of declining performance. One was reluctantly deciding to go vegan and two was hiring a running coach, both of which resulted in the best season of running I’ve had in a long time. Huge shoutout to Ian @sundogrunning for the excellent coaching. #jj100 #sundogrunning #plantpowered #iusedtohatevegetables
Super stoked to have finished my second hundred miler of the year! Words can’t express my appreciation for my excellent support crew and pacers @jarcroft & @scottjurek. Thank you both for hanging on to my goal of finishing in under 24 hours - when the stress of it in the last 40 miles was getting to me. I decided to mix things up this year after years of declining performance. One was reluctantly deciding to go vegan and two was hiring a running coach, both of which resulted in the best season of running I’ve had in a long time. Huge shoutout to Ian @sundogrunning for the excellent coaching. #jj100  #sundogrunning  #plantpowered  #iusedtohatevegetables 
Javelina Jundred 
Jackass Junction Aid Station
Loop 4 of 5 / Mile 70 of 100
Sunday at 12:04 AM
17 hours 54 minutes into Javelina Jundred
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Attempting and finishing a 100 mile race takes extreme courage, determination and strength. The temptation to stop is all around you—the extreme heat, intense physical commitment and sleep deprivation. You see fellow runners crying and puking and in medical tents and even collapsed on the course. You must have the power from within to finish. No pacer or crew member can do that for you.
Javelina 💯 might be called a party in the dessert, but it has an average drop out rate of over 50%. This is the race and distance that @jeslynnyc has come to love. She is in her element, so it is no surprise that she is smiling here at mile 70, with 30 more miles to go and only midway through the night miles section.
Huge congrats to one of the most extraordinary runners out there on finishing your 3rd Javelina Jundred and 4th 100 miler!🏅
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#javelinajundred @aravaiparunning #partyinthedesert #100miles #superhuman
Javelina Jundred Jackass Junction Aid Station Loop 4 of 5 / Mile 70 of 100 Sunday at 12:04 AM 17 hours 54 minutes into Javelina Jundred • Attempting and finishing a 100 mile race takes extreme courage, determination and strength. The temptation to stop is all around you—the extreme heat, intense physical commitment and sleep deprivation. You see fellow runners crying and puking and in medical tents and even collapsed on the course. You must have the power from within to finish. No pacer or crew member can do that for you. Javelina 💯 might be called a party in the dessert, but it has an average drop out rate of over 50%. This is the race and distance that @jeslynnyc has come to love. She is in her element, so it is no surprise that she is smiling here at mile 70, with 30 more miles to go and only midway through the night miles section. Huge congrats to one of the most extraordinary runners out there on finishing your 3rd Javelina Jundred and 4th 100 miler!🏅 • #javelinajundred  @aravaiparunning #partyinthedesert  #100miles  #superhuman 
This past weekend, I lived in every vivid color ever made, ever imagined.  Thank you @agga11 for trusting me to pace you, for the memories made and for the gift that is you.  If ever you doubt...buckle up! 🏃🏽‍♀️🏃🏼‍♀️🌵🐍🦂🌞#javelinajundred #crewlife #pacers #tacosquad #offroadbitches #allthedna #pacerlife #ultrarunning
10.27.18-10.28.18. so so very proud of this girl! coming into javelina jundred only on marathon training, with fairly low weekly mileage and no training long run for this race, looking for redemption for a rough day at nanny goat earlier this year, you just never know what kind of days that arizona desert has in store for you on race day. she went in happy and excited for the experience. she ran the 1st 2 loops, 42 miles, with her friend @melz.mck staying on target pace for a strong finish. about 5 miles into her 3rd she took a pretty good fall, banged up and bloodied both knees. she got them cleaned up at the next aid station and kept moving right on pace and finished her 3rd loop, 61 miles, on target. i had the privilege of joining her for the last 2 loops, 39 miles through the night and to the finish. by now keeping moving on pace was getting a bit tougher but the best way to describe kristina on those last 2 loops was “determined.” the was not 1 minute wasted. not a thought of anything but continuing to move as efficiently as possible. we ground through the rockiest part of the course climbing our way to jackass as the sun rose. she wanted to be done so badly but never lost that determination for a second. we pushed a solid run/ walk from there all the way to the finish where after falling a bit behind target, we had made up time and she finished a little over a minute under target and earned a well deserved western states lotto ticket. i’m so happy to have been there with you and soooo happy for and proud of you kristina. you are one tough girl and kicked my ass at javelina jundred by nearly 2 hours! congrats!! ... #jj100 #javelinajundred #aravaiparunning .
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#LifeIsAnUltra #trailseekers #NotAllThoseWhoWanderAreLost #themountainsarecalling #neverstopexploring #dirtbagrunners #runsteepgethigh #wanderunner #running4thosewhocant #furtherfasterforever #worlderunners #run #runsd #runhappy #instarunners #instarunning #runitfast #seenonmyrun #trailrunning #ultrarunning #ultrarunner #ultratraining #trailporn #trailandultra
10.27.18-10.28.18. so so very proud of this girl! coming into javelina jundred only on marathon training, with fairly low weekly mileage and no training long run for this race, looking for redemption for a rough day at nanny goat earlier this year, you just never know what kind of days that arizona desert has in store for you on race day. she went in happy and excited for the experience. she ran the 1st 2 loops, 42 miles, with her friend @melz.mck staying on target pace for a strong finish. about 5 miles into her 3rd she took a pretty good fall, banged up and bloodied both knees. she got them cleaned up at the next aid station and kept moving right on pace and finished her 3rd loop, 61 miles, on target. i had the privilege of joining her for the last 2 loops, 39 miles through the night and to the finish. by now keeping moving on pace was getting a bit tougher but the best way to describe kristina on those last 2 loops was “determined.” the was not 1 minute wasted. not a thought of anything but continuing to move as efficiently as possible. we ground through the rockiest part of the course climbing our way to jackass as the sun rose. she wanted to be done so badly but never lost that determination for a second. we pushed a solid run/ walk from there all the way to the finish where after falling a bit behind target, we had made up time and she finished a little over a minute under target and earned a well deserved western states lotto ticket. i’m so happy to have been there with you and soooo happy for and proud of you kristina. you are one tough girl and kicked my ass at javelina jundred by nearly 2 hours! congrats!! ... #jj100  #javelinajundred  #aravaiparunning  . . . . . . . . . #LifeIsAnUltra  #trailseekers  #NotAllThoseWhoWanderAreLost  #themountainsarecalling  #neverstopexploring  #dirtbagrunners  #runsteepgethigh  #wanderunner  #running4thosewhocant  #furtherfasterforever  #worlderunners  #run  #runsd  #runhappy  #instarunners  #instarunning  #runitfast  #seenonmyrun  #trailrunning  #ultrarunning  #ultrarunner  #ultratraining  #trailporn  #trailandultra