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Nothing like a 1/2 marathon across the franklin mountains to make you feel alive.
recap: i died.
by far the hardest thing i’ve ever done over the gnarliest trail ever. i was so dehydrated my legs cramped up the last 3 miles + it was impossible to lift them to run. as u can see in the video 😂 this continued for at least an hour.
the last three miles were rough. but the first ten i was having the time of my life.
super happy with my time. my goal was 4 hrs n i finished in 3:25 7th in my age group and 18th in overall females. for my first 1/2 in the mountains.....i’m pretty f*****g happy. the best part was my support system. so happy to see sarah and natalya+ my mom was there since 6 am + my bro for crewed for me not sure how i got so lucky.
#runner#trailrunner#1/2marathon#happytrails#franklinmountainstrailrun#franklinmountainsstatepark#runningislife#fmtr#frantxstatepark#trailrun#elpasotx#betteroutside#trailracing#traillife#girlpower#forceofnature

comment 8 star 41 November 2019

I got to el paso a day early and got to spend some quality time with rosalba on the mountain! we hiked a couple routes that are options for the queen/king of the mountain race tomorrow morning. this race is a 4-8 miler choose-your-own-adventure to the peak and back with several different trail options; some long but easier to run and some are shorter and steeper. it was pretty cold and windy and super foggy at the top, but we made it, saw a tarantula, and signed the journal at the peak. so glad i got this extra day with a beautiful local trot sherpa. 🤗
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#trotfam #queenofthemountain #franklinmountains #fmtr #franklinmountainstrailrun #trailracingovertexas #elpaso

comment 1 star 73 November 2019

On the bright side, i trained better than years past according to my post race soreness. however, there is much room for improvement and i will be back to prove it to myself. #relentlessforwardprogress
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thanks for the beautiful, challenging races trot and el paso!
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#isawthephotographer #skyrunning #vertfest #4thfemale #27k #teamtrot #franklinmountains #fmtr #franklinmountainstrailrun #trailracingovertexas #altrarunning #zerolimits #drymaxsocks #nathansports #runlonger #runstronger #trailtoes #elpaso #veganathlete #veganultrarunner 📷 @trailracingovertexas

comment 4 star 113 November 2019

A few more of my fave pics with rosalba today. the best part about hiking is getting pics and exploring more!
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#trotfam #queenofthemountain #franklinmountains #fmtr #franklinmountainstrailrun #trailracingovertexas #elpaso

comment 3 star 64 November 2019

Sundayfunday trail run race .. it has been a while since i have raced in anything .. decided to do this race last minute and it was so much fun! i missed the adrenaline rush a bit .. didn’t do so bad even though i haven’t done trails in a very long time .. got to run with my dad for a little bit 😊🏃‍♀️ #trailrun #runninggirl #iloverunning #franklinmountains #bettydesigns #bettysquad17 #bettysquad18 #keepactive #runninghills #triathlete #3athlonlife #pro_triathletes #tri365 #teamtri365 #offseason #dowhatyoulove #trailrunning #franklinmountainstrailrun

comment 12 star 279 November 2017

The franklin mountains trail run is a rugged, unforgiving mountain race located in the southern tip of the rocky mountains in el paso, texas. the city is a wonderful blend of culture, history, and amazing mountains. join us nov 9-11th
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#trot #trailracingovertexas #trailrunning #trailrunner #franklinmountainstrailrun #fmtr #ultrarunning #ultrarunner #elpaso #elpasotx #franklinmountainsstatepark #happytrails #skyrunningusa

comment 5 star 212 June 2018

One stop at "up and running" and we are ready to take on the 27km at the franklin mountain trail run. javi, thanks so much for helping me to pick the right shoes for the coming adventures.
#cazamultisport #intaktus #crazycatcyclery #moott #somosacide #stillrunningmx #spartanmom #spartanultraguadalajara #franklinmountainstrailrun

comment 2 star 56 November 2019

No importa a donde vayas o lo que estés haciendo, siempre busca un poco de tiempo para hacer algo de ejercicio. hoy la montaña franklin de el paso texas fue un lugar que me robó la respiración, literal. mágica. bella. -
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it doesn’t matter where you go or how busy you are always find the time to do some exercise. it makes you feel great, alive and it reenergizes you. -
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today el paso’s franklin mountain took my breath away. it’s enchanting, it’s magical and it’s just beautiful. #elpatadeperro🐾🐾 #franklinmountainstrailrun #marathonrunner #worldmarathonrunner #trailrunner #hikermaniac #worldtraveler🌎 #ciudadjuarez #elpasotexas #lafronteramasfabulosaybelladelmundo #pedroultreras✋🏻👊🏻 #pedroultrerasperiodista

comment 4 star 250 April 2019

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comment 0 star 2 2 weeks ago

If it aint rainin we aint training! who else loves to run in the rain? @brentbergener and 👁 stopping for a lil yoga in the mountains.
#franklinmountainstrailrun #trainhard #trailrunning #yoga #yogaislife #runhard #runsteeptogethigh #happinessisallinyourmind😊❤️ #salomonrunning #aligningyourchakras #altrarunning

comment 0 star 19 last month

Day 2 of the @iamsahararose @rosegoldgoddesses #rosegoldgoddesschallenge all about lakshmi. i really struggled with the challege today. i couldn't think of anything that makes me feel my abundant self. then my wonderful hubby😍 @brentbergener told me that i am so abundantly blessed in all aspects of my life. i couldnt ask for more.
going from being raised in a situation where i didnt have running water or electricity, i have learned to survive with nothing. now i treasure being able to provide a good life for my family. 🤗
today we went running/power hiking over 3k feet elevation over 7 miles (total of 13.5 miles done). i am blessed to be able to run. to move my body. and having a familia that supports my crazy ideas! 💖
lakshmi is the goddess of abundance and i have been so blessed by her love.
how has lakshmi blessed you??
🕉🏃‍♀️🤗👣
#blessed #abundance #lakshmi #trailrunning #franklinmountainstrailrun #yoga #embrace #empowered #namaste

comment 0 star 25 last month

Bear the wonder mutt did not like 12 miles. he was our pace setter and when he got tired of running he would stop and sit and not move until he was rested. what an adventure! @brentbergener
#trainhard #trailrunning #bear #wondermutt #funrun #mindfulness #mindfulrunning #offleash #mctwistyflopcanruna100miles #franklinmountainstrailrun #franklinmountains

comment 0 star 26 December 2019
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comment 0 star 11 November 2019

Not my longest trail run but definitely the most challenging one i've done so far. 13 miles of very difficult mountain terrain in just under 3 hours. great learning experience to help me move forward. i'll be back better and stronger!!!
#trailrunning #trailrunner #trails #mountains #mountainrunning #franklinmountains #franklinmountainstrailrun #asics #guenergygels

comment 0 star 23 November 2019

Cheers to awesome views, great company, new friends and sore calves! 🥂

#franklinmountainstrailrun #franklinmountainsstatepark #elpasotexas

comment 3 star 66 November 2019

Franklin mountains trail run “50k”: 6:49:53 for 9th overall

starting at the beginning, i clung to the lead pack, trying to hold the reins on my fierce drive spurred on by the competition. the first few climbs and descents came along very smoothly and gently despite showing my glaring weakness of running down slopes — i’d glide upwards to reunite to the group. venturing onto the aztec caves and the north franklin peak, we asserted ourselves upon the sheer verticality of the landscape, basking in the glory of the sun on a crisp morning, bounding through precarious cliffs and expansive ridge lines, eventually splitting off into our own individual experiences.
coming off of mundy’s gap and into the scenic road, my body was informing me that i worked much too hard in that first section, with cramps appearing in my biceps and quads at about 25k. while winding down to the next aid station at 30k at bowen ranch, reduced to a pathetic shuffle despite the relative flatness of this section, the cramping became extreme, sharp oscillations of pain vibrating throughout my legs. other runners began to run pass me, beginning to feel anxious and desperate over my position, i feverishly looked behind me at every constant moment, attempting to hear footsteps approaching to bring me further down the ranks. at a certain point in this valley in the northern part of the range and in my mental state, i screamed internally in myself, “this is no longer about competition. no one else exists right now except me and the rugged rocks and shifting sands i have to cross. keep moving, finish what you’ve started.” cutting off the ego and it’s reactions alleviated the pressure building on my shoulders, allowing me to soak in the remainder of this grueling experience.
regardless of the ceaseless pain, slow shuffling, monotonous switchbacks through barren lands, a trip and tumble, i eventually perceived the finish before me, climbing the final steps to receive the most gratifying finishing medal of my running career thus far.

much thanks to @momsfreshjuice for sponsoring my nutrition and to @trailracingovertexas for recognizing the beauty of the franklins and putting on such a wonderful event!

comment 7 star 47 November 2019

On the bright side, i trained better than years past according to my post race soreness. however, there is much room for improvement and i will be back to prove it to myself. #relentlessforwardprogress
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thanks for the beautiful, challenging races trot and el paso!
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#isawthephotographer #skyrunning #vertfest #4thfemale #27k #teamtrot #franklinmountains #fmtr #franklinmountainstrailrun #trailracingovertexas #altrarunning #zerolimits #drymaxsocks #nathansports #runlonger #runstronger #trailtoes #elpaso #veganathlete #veganultrarunner 📷 @trailracingovertexas

comment 4 star 113 November 2019

“we’re all stories in the end. just make it a good one, eh?” -the eleventh doctor. i spent the weekend moving through the mountains, for the #franklinmountainstrailrun. i ran both days, 27k and 5k, and it was hard. it was so much harder than last year. changes in my meds and health, life, and everything else got me this year, but i kept moving. one foot in front of the other. and i think this year’s medals mean more to me because of it. #medalmonday #thesparklesquad #flatsparkle @sparkleathletic #fmtr #trot #drwho #franklinmountainsstatepark #trailrunning #girlsruntheworld

comment 2 star 48 November 2019

Huge shoutout to my beautiful wife for an amazing race weekend. i’ve said it before and i’ll say it again, i’m super proud of her and what she accomplished. she was so nervous that she wouldn’t “do good” but she did great! i love you b**e 😗
#fmtr #franklinmountains #franklinmountainstrailrun #trail #trailrunning #wife

comment 0 star 65 November 2019

Nothing like a 1/2 marathon across the franklin mountains to make you feel alive.
recap: i died.
by far the hardest thing i’ve ever done over the gnarliest trail ever. i was so dehydrated my legs cramped up the last 3 miles + it was impossible to lift them to run. as u can see in the video 😂 this continued for at least an hour.
the last three miles were rough. but the first ten i was having the time of my life.
super happy with my time. my goal was 4 hrs n i finished in 3:25 7th in my age group and 18th in overall females. for my first 1/2 in the mountains.....i’m pretty f*****g happy. the best part was my support system. so happy to see sarah and natalya+ my mom was there since 6 am + my bro for crewed for me not sure how i got so lucky.
#runner#trailrunner#1/2marathon#happytrails#franklinmountainstrailrun#franklinmountainsstatepark#runningislife#fmtr#frantxstatepark#trailrun#elpasotx#betteroutside#trailracing#traillife#girlpower#forceofnature

comment 8 star 41 November 2019
comment 2 star 7 November 2019

Franklin mountains 27k vertfest is in the books. it was a hard 18 mile power hike with 5,700 ft of elevation gain. i finished 4th female and rob did not have to carry me off the course, but i had to make sure he was still the strongest race director. he is.
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good to see @annagitter and @sweeneydoes killing it out there and placing 3rd female and 8th male! congrats anna and patrick! so happy to see my trot fam and team in the beautiful mountains again! it was a great weekend pushing myself out of my comfort zone.
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i love the beautiful @elevationculture medals and i won a handmade tortilla holder from the tarahumara on friday. my feet were super happy with #trailtoes cream, #drymaxsocks and #altra king mt trail shoes. i came home without any blisters, toenail damage or sore feet!!
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i kind of went into this race with a wing it attitude and didn’t do a whole lot of planning with nutrition and hydration. i started with an empty #nathansports hydration vest bladder and then filled it halfway with heed and gatorade at each aid station, as well as, eating a banana slice or two and sometimes an orange slice at each aid station. that went well.
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the rest of the challenge was just to stay on my feet. the mountain is so incredibly rocky and covered in skree fields. this year i wore bike gloves, ocr knee pads and an ankle stabilizer for my sore ankle and i made it without falling all the way down, so mission accomplished. 😆
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#skyrunning #vertfest #4thfemale #teamtrot #franklinmountains #27k #fmtr #franklinmountainstrailrun #trailracingovertexas #altrarunning #zerolimits #runlonger #runstronger #elpaso #veganathlete #veganultrarunner

comment 5 star 82 November 2019

Had a blast this weekend out at @franklinmountainsstatepark at the #franklinmountainstrailrun #fmtr .
day1: #vk style king/queen of mtn: 3rd overall 🥉
day2: #50km (ish) @skyrunnerusa: 7th overall
-this was ultra 048 ✅
day3: #10km: 1st overall 🥇
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podium awards were brought directly from the copper canyons from tarahumara by @runningrobg. so cool 😎
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i absolutely love ❤️ (and hate) these mountains...see you in february franklins!
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(📸 pic1 @coachk61 @trailracingovertexas, pic4 @sweeneydoes )
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#ultrarunningdad #rabbitresults #rabbitelitetrail 🐰 #runinrabbit #borntorunfree #teamtrot #trailracingovertexas #teamvictory #victorysportdesign #greatestgearbagever #teamnathan #werunwithyou #altrarunning #embracethespace #trailtoes #goodr #drymaxsocks #cleansport #trailrunning #taur #trainingforultra #traillife #runtexas #hatr #runningterritory

comment 10 star 92 November 2019

That’s the face of finishing a 55k (34 miles) mountain race with 16,000 ft. of elevation change and crazy hard terrain. amazing! way to push it jacob! #franklinmountainstrailrun #ultrarunning

comment 0 star 33 November 2019
comment 0 star 9 November 2019

Franklin mountains trail run 50k: 11/09/19

the long and farthest run of my life thus far looms close, and i am eager to bound and gallop across the rugged mountain-scape, in commemoration for the day of my birth (which falls on the 10th) and my grandmother’s passing a month ago. with each step tenderly kissing the earth, i will bring the wisdom of my ancestral strain in order to eclipse the satellites of my previous projections, to surpass the horizons of physical possibility, to surmount the nadir of mental capabilities.
each stride will be full of pride as i ride the lines and rides of every hillside — all pain nullified, empty bliss dignified — when all stars coincide once i reach the other side.

#nike #nikerunning #justdoit #niketrail #running #trailrunning #franklinmountains #elpasorunners #training #50k #franklinmountainstrailrun #wellness #athlete #distancerunning #ultrarunning #ultramarathon #skyrace

comment 2 star 42 November 2019

Finished second in queen of the mountain to the great @denajcarr! not only is dena my awesome trot teammate, but we both run for the #centexendurancejunkies so our race points will help out our club in the trot cup, which is currently in 3rd place! #ladypowerteam .
the race was a hike fest and hard to actually run. i was stoked to be the first gal to peak and didn’t take the shortest route down, but i am grateful i made it safely to the finish line! looking forward to the 27k tomorrow and celebrating @runningrobg’s birthday all weekend. #happybirthday rob! ❤️
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#teamtrot #2ndqueen
#queenofthemountain #franklinmountains #fmtr #franklinmountainstrailrun #trailracingovertexas #elpaso #veganathlete #veganultrarunner

comment 4 star 78 November 2019

A few more of my fave pics with rosalba today. the best part about hiking is getting pics and exploring more!
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#trotfam #queenofthemountain #franklinmountains #fmtr #franklinmountainstrailrun #trailracingovertexas #elpaso

comment 3 star 64 November 2019

I got to el paso a day early and got to spend some quality time with rosalba on the mountain! we hiked a couple routes that are options for the queen/king of the mountain race tomorrow morning. this race is a 4-8 miler choose-your-own-adventure to the peak and back with several different trail options; some long but easier to run and some are shorter and steeper. it was pretty cold and windy and super foggy at the top, but we made it, saw a tarantula, and signed the journal at the peak. so glad i got this extra day with a beautiful local trot sherpa. 🤗
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#trotfam #queenofthemountain #franklinmountains #fmtr #franklinmountainstrailrun #trailracingovertexas #elpaso

comment 1 star 73 November 2019

One stop at "up and running" and we are ready to take on the 27km at the franklin mountain trail run. javi, thanks so much for helping me to pick the right shoes for the coming adventures.
#cazamultisport #intaktus #crazycatcyclery #moott #somosacide #stillrunningmx #spartanmom #spartanultraguadalajara #franklinmountainstrailrun

comment 2 star 56 November 2019

Only a couple more sleeps until #franklinmountainstrailrun !
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i have to leave my lucky chihuahua, but he generally blesses my shirts with a few lucky chihuahua hairs, so it should be ok.🤞
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#teamtrot #trailracingovertexas #themountainsarecalling #elpaso #fmtr #veganathlete #veganultrarunner #heyzeus

comment 2 star 55 November 2019

50k affrimations

i’ve decided to test the limits of my endurance by signing up for the franklin mountains trail 50k coming up in a couple of weeks, on november 9. as a gateway to demystify the possibilities of my capabilities on the day before my birth, i hope to deconstruct the barriers in my mind and soothe the turbulence in my soul as i traverse the ravishingly rugged landscape that will surely slice my body apart. venturing into the unknown, i shall ignite the flames within my heart with the tinders of competition and the flint of zeal and vigor in order to light the way to ultimate betterment and contentment.

#nike #nikerunning #justdoit #niketrail #running #trailrunning #franklinmountains #elpasorunners #training #50k #franklinmountainstrailrun #wellness #athlete #distancerunning #ultrarunning

comment 5 star 45 October 2019

Nice little fun run with @brentbergener . nice slow pace to do meditative running with a little bit of rain 💦🧘‍♀️🕉
#meditation #mindfullness #mindfulrunning #franklinmountainstrailrun #drchubblesapproved #itsrunnable #stillgonnasendit #runhubbyrun

comment 3 star 15 October 2019

Final day for the #teamsparkle #runfortheblingchallenge! today is my favorite #medalmonday. this was from the #franklinmountainstrailrun this past fall. two days of super hard racing over difficult terrain (but with gorgeous views!) and i was (and still am!) super proud of the effort i put in to accomplish them. the funniest part was on the second day i was wearing my gold @sparkleathletic skirt and as i came towards the finish, my friend could literally see me from almost a mile away! sparkles for the win! i’m doing it again this year and looking to do better! #fmtr #trainingfortrot #spiritjersey #allthemedals #thesparklesquad

comment 1 star 39 September 2019

Didn't reach my 185# back squat pr attempt today, but i felt that the work i've been putting in for the backsquat is paying off.

so after todaya wod, once again going at it to strengthen the sticking point on my squats.

deep squat box jumps. 20" - 10 jumps emom, 3 rounds.

this should help with another goal i have. #franklinmountainstrailrun at the end of the year.
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#crossfitmastersathlete #spartantrifecta #trailrunning #texastrailrunner #ocrrunner #crossfit #crossfitathlete #veganathlete #mastersathlete #indoorrockclimbing #rockclimbing #crossfitwatauga #texascrossfit #dfwcrossfit #texasfitnessfactory #fitlife #fitover40 #fitalmost50 #ultragoals #imnotarunner #forcedtorun #thehealthyhippiecafe #wataugatx #kellertx #northfortworth

comment 1 star 25 July 2019

If you would have told me two years ago that i would be running 10k trail races and 14 mile ocr races, i would have laughed and detailed all the reasons i disliked running.

my first trail attempt was the 2019 #vikingdash run that was changed to a road run.

i'm still very much a novice at everything athletic i get involved in, but now i find peace in the grind and hope to end the year at palo duro canyon or franklin mountains.

#texastrailrunning #novicerunner #mastersathlete #franklinmountainstrailrun #palodurocanyontrailrun #vikingdash #trailrun

comment 1 star 6 May 2019

No importa a donde vayas o lo que estés haciendo, siempre busca un poco de tiempo para hacer algo de ejercicio. hoy la montaña franklin de el paso texas fue un lugar que me robó la respiración, literal. mágica. bella. -
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it doesn’t matter where you go or how busy you are always find the time to do some exercise. it makes you feel great, alive and it reenergizes you. -
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today el paso’s franklin mountain took my breath away. it’s enchanting, it’s magical and it’s just beautiful. #elpatadeperro🐾🐾 #franklinmountainstrailrun #marathonrunner #worldmarathonrunner #trailrunner #hikermaniac #worldtraveler🌎 #ciudadjuarez #elpasotexas #lafronteramasfabulosaybelladelmundo #pedroultreras✋🏻👊🏻 #pedroultrerasperiodista

comment 4 star 250 April 2019

4 miles today after work and i made the decision to go back to #franklinmountainstrailrun this november. exciting stuff for me, for sure! i feel like i wasn’t prepared for what that run was about and now i know. with a new coach and the experience of being there last year, my goal is to be better. started fasting & it’s crazy how much energy i have. always up to learning something new! fear is a lie, i don’t run from it anymore. life’s too short to have regrets. 🤘🏃🏻‍♀️🌱⛰#grateful #trailrunning #wfpbathlete #oldladyrunner #altraescalante

comment 1 star 17 February 2019

Amazing weekend running the lone star 100k in the franklin mountains of el paso with @spookyheros_87 thankyou to my amazing wife @mctwistyflop_ who i couldn't have done it without her support. thankyou @runningrobg @trailracingovertexas for putting together an amazing race, @teamrwbelpaso for amazing support, and all the amazing racers who embraced the s**k of the mountains with us. also would like to thank @zerobalancemassage for my prehab and rehab massage i'm sure i would be in much worse shape without your help!
#hybridathlete #teamrwb #teamrwbelpaso #trailrunnerintraining #trailrunning #trailracingovertexas #trot #franklinmountainstrailrun #ultrarunning #swollenankle #elpasotx #roadtoleadville2019

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comment 0 star 22 February 2019

Tb to the day jerry had us do some running bc we signed a paper saying we would participate in a half marathon in el paso, but luckily he lost it so he had to settle for us running a 5k. i will say that i have ran a half marathon in the past but this 5k in the mountains was the worsttttt! i really felt like my heart was going to jump out of my chest, and i looked like c**p afterwards lol! 3 more steps felt like another mile haha! maybe i should actually train next time and not just go for it 😬 (fyi he had us sign a paper for next year, anyone up for it too??! 😏) #franklinmountainstrailrun #roadtrippingwithfriends

comment 3 star 58 December 2018

I’d rather be running. i’d rather be here. i can’t wait to go back! i’m currently in rehab/rest mode and not running at all. it’s not very fun sitting out in the sidelines but i know my body needs it. here in this pic we were heading up the highest peak on the mountain i believe. at this point i was in third place (?) right behind this beast of a climber. it was on the way back down this trail that i had a sick wipeout and then my body really started to take a toll. fell back one place at a time, slowly but surely, until i came in 8th. what an experience! thanks to the photographers for these amazing shots and for braving the cold weather and winds all day.
#franklinmountainstrailrun #franklinmountains #franklinmountainsstatepark #fmtr #elpaso #50k #dead

comment 4 star 80 November 2018

Franklin mountains 50k race report:
after being humbled at the barkley fall classic, i decided i needed to get more experience at climbing on trails. since the opportunities in the austin, tx area are limited, i decided to sign up for @trailracingovertexas (trot) franklin mountains 50k in el paso, tx. my goal for franklin was conservative: finish in 8 hours or less. unfortunately, i missed my goal by about 12 minutes; i finished in 08:11:55. there were many factors that contributed to my slower time and missing my goal, but ultimately i failed to push past the fact that i was having an off day.

franklin mountains 50k by trot is a great race. the elevation climb is around 8,000, the terrain is unique (at least for me), the trails are technical, the people and volunteers were awesome. if my schedule permits, i plan to go back next year. if you have opportunity to run it, i highly recommend the race.
race report: http://fox-runner.com/2018/11/24/franklin-mountains-50k-2018/

i also made some interactive data visualizations of the 50k runner data: http://fox-runner.com/data-visualizations/2018-franklinmtn50k/ (best viewed on desktop)
blog link in bio
#trailrunning #ultratrailrunner #ultratrailrunning #racereport #franklinmountainstrailrun #trot #fmtr
#racedata #dataviz #tableau

comment 2 star 47 November 2018

It took me two days to scour through 4000+ photos and find one of me... i'm not done here...i had two miles to go here's a link if you can find me in other pics! i saw a lot with franklin mountains 2018 https://www.facebook.com/trailracingovertexas/ @trailracingovertexas #trailrunning #runningmotivation #franklinmountainstrailrun @franklinmountainsstatepark

comment 0 star 20 November 2018

Franklin mountains trail run 50k pics- official.
glad they caught all the emotion of this race!
#franklinmountainstrailrun #franklinmountains #franklinmountainsstatepark #fmtr

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comment 2 star 65 November 2018

A bad day in the mountains is still better than a good day anywhere else. encouraged by my son. #franklinmountainstrailrun #trailracingovertexas #trot #mountains #ultra (not this time) 27k #trails #skyrace #elpaso #texastrails #neverstopexploring #arizonatrails here i come next month

comment 1 star 67 November 2018

My second day of hiking in the franklin mountains of el paso was a huge success! enjoyed hanging out with my two buddies and enduring a little bit of s**k as we climbed in elevation. worth every minute of it! •

@rooster_131a

#hiking #hikingadventures #hiketexas #hiketexasparks #texashikes #hikeamerica #hikeeverday #franklinmountains #franklinmountainsstatepark #franklinmountainstrailrun #franklinmountain #hikingboots #fitness #stayingactive #mountains #peaks #outsideisbetter #txstateparks #nationalparks #endurancerequired #endurance #elpaso #elpasotexas #outdoors #climbing #mountainclimbing

comment 5 star 54 November 2018

This hill was the first one of the race and the last one of the race...somehow, on the way to the end, in my mind, i’d convinced myself that it was way smaller that what it is. #uppersunsettrail had my legs screaming , my foot bleeding and me so exhausted i could barely talk. d**n it. rob said this one was for “shits and giggles “ & it’ll have you yelling #furob for sure!! he was correct! totally got my a*s kicked at #franklinmountainstrailrun this past weekend! thank you to #trailracingovertexas & all the volunteers who made this happen!!🤘🏔🏃🏻‍♀️💪 #altratrailrunning #ididnotquit #slowaf #trailrunning #texasmountains #greatful #whatsnext

comment 0 star 20 November 2018

I am blown away by this race. there is so much i have learned after running 33 miles in the franklin mountains of el paso, tx. i didn’t know much going into the race and that was probably a good thing. things i have gained more knowledge about: nutrition, hydration, pace, patience, mental toughness, and much more. i have to give thanks to god for allowing me to do this because i didn’t think i would even be able to do 6 miles after a previous injury came back to haunt me a week before my race. that injury caused me to stop training for almost an entire week. that’s why during my race when i was exhausted and felt like i was a failure i kept reminding myself that i was lucky enough to even get to run at all! i finished in 8th place overall for the 50k (33.19 miles) in 6:21 i believe. not bad for my first 50k and for an old man!
i told myself i wasn’t going to ever do this race again but i have decided i’m going back next year! it was really cool seeing some hardcore runners just flying up and down the mountain trails effortlessly. i was in awe. the views at the top were beautiful! i’m also grateful to have had friends there supporting me at the end and watch me suffer lol. it was super encouraging!! i had the pleasure of being a spectator in their 5k race the following day and cheering them on as they finished.
the franklin mountains trail run is one to remember! until next year.

#trot #trailracingovertexas #fmtr #franklinmountainsstatepark #franklinmountainstrailrun #50k #trail #trails #trailrun #trailrunning #trailrunner #blessed #thankful #ilovethis #passion #hobby #run #running #runner #gooutside #optoutside #ultrarunning #ultrarunner #newbie #idiedduringthisrace #letsgoback

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comment 0 star 33 November 2018

The only thing i can say is that this trail run totally kicked my butt...but hey i got 5th overall in women's. #franklinmountainstrailrun #13.1 #dead

comment 7 star 144 November 2018

Finished the franklin mountains trail run 13.1 mile race today with @mctwistyflop_ and @spookyheros_87 ! that trail was no joke! thankyou @trailracingovertexas for an amazing event! looking forward to running with you more in the future. you guys are amazing! thanks rob!!! #trailrunnerintraining #trailrunning #franklinmountainstrailrun #trailracingovertexas #stillgonnasendit #itsrunnable #itsallgoodtraining #hybridathlete #teamrwb #teamrwbelpaso

comment 1 star 27 November 2018

This weekend i did not one, but two, races of the #franklinmountainstrailrun, the #27k and the #5k. the 27k had a over a mile of elevation gain and i made it to the top of north franklin peak and got to hold that #goldenskull! i also learned about #furob and the literal climb to #azteccaves.
the best part is that 8 months ago my heart decided to go weird and i couldn’t even run a half mile at 12 min/mile pace without thinking i was going to pass out. we got me straight with new meds and now i’m g2g. it wasn’t a #setback, but the chance for a #comeback.
@trailracingovertexas #trot #girlsruntheworld #trailrunning #comebackkid #teamsparkle #teamsparkle2018

comment 3 star 46 November 2018

This morning we took on the franklin mountains in the toughest 10k of my life. it was intense and i feel so amazing after finally doing the first trail race ever. boy was it tough. anyhow... mission accomplished! 🏃🏽‍♀️💪🏼
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#trot #franklinmountainstrailrun #trailrunningovertexas #elpasotrails #elpasorunners #runelpaso #franklinmountainsstatepark #elpasoruns

comment 5 star 26 November 2018

Happy veteran's day in heaven grandpa! my heart ran this for you.

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comment 3 star 19 November 2018

Completed my first trail running.. jogging, walking, hiking, crawling event! it was tough, it was challenging, it was painful, but sure it was all worth it! the scenery was amazing and met wonderful runners through out the event who we all motivated each other to finish. ❤️🙌🏻💪🏻 at the end of the event i was asked what were my thoughts... and all i can say that it was an amazing event. they had great aid stations in which they had everything to survive lol and the route was properly flagged so we wouldn’t get lost. definitely an event worth doing again ❤️💪🏻 #firsttrailrunning #trailrunning #franklinmountainstrailrun #franklinmountains #alldone #challengecompleted #elpaso #texas #halfmarathon #godisgood 🙌🏻

comment 6 star 85 November 2018

You think running sucks?
you should try running a mountain trail race! we almost died but we made it! #franklinmountainstrailrun #franklinmountains #franklinmountainsstatepark #trailrunning

comment 3 star 55 November 2018

Proud of all these people... you’re all great athletes and pretty all around amazing human beings. being in a crowd like this definitely makes a girl smile ;) (see what i did there... lol)

comment 2 star 70 November 2018

Gera after his 50k (30 something miles)
you would think they pay this guy to run but he does it for the pure pleasure of it. lol
good job babe!🖤 #mycrazyfiancé #franklinmountains #franklinmountainstrailrun #franklinmountainsstatepark #trailrunning

comment 2 star 64 November 2018

Well, it’s a wrap on my first skyrunning race. this 50k was quite brutal, steep and technical, but the scenery was totally worth it! big big thanks to my coach @gobroncobilly for the training, advice, tips and what else! also huge thanks to @trailracingovertexas and all the volunteers for this amazing race! #trailrunning #trailrunner #ultrarunning #ultrarunner #trails #texastrails #skyrunning #skyrunningusa #franklinmountainstrailrun #franklinmountains #franklinmountainsstatepark #trot #trailracingovertexas #fmtr #climbyourmountain #guforit #gucrew18 #guroctane #altrarunning #altralonepeak #zerolimits #squirrelsnutbutter #drymax

comment 0 star 33 November 2018

Goodnight, el paso! 27k, 5,351 feet of elevation gain and one heck of an event. huge thanks to rob and @skyrunningusa #franklinmountainstrailrun #elpaso #somuchpain

comment 3 star 32 November 2018

Awesome hike today on the ron coleman trail. although i treated myself to a day off in the gym, you can never pass up an opportunity to #plank 👍🏻 or 💪🏼 #flex at 6,000ft. #wintheday
#hiking #hikingadventures #roncolemantrail #smugglerspass #smugglerspasstrail #elpaso #elpasotx #elpasotexas #plank #core #abs #fitness #workout #active #endurance #rocks #franklinmountains #franklinmountain #franklinmountainsstatepark #franklinmountainstrailrun

comment 3 star 48 November 2018

Veggie fajitas for dinner!!! #chilis🌶 #elpasotx #franklinmountainstrailrun #hungry #veganaf

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comment 1 star 47 November 2018

I'm always hiking in this park..no need to even drive here 😉
#traveltexas #texastravel #franklinmountains #franklinmountainsstatepark #franklinmountainstrailrun

comment 0 star 16 August 2018