…I am thinking about summer,…how about you?
…So I was talking to Sandra. I said ‘I know we both believe that the glass is always half full. What about when the glass is empty?’
Sandra said, “if the glass is empty it is ready for possibilities…”
I said, “that is why I love you.”
Wearing her traditional long dress and a pair of sandals, there was no mistaking one of the runners in Saturday’s Cajamar Tenerife Bluetrail ultramarathon. It could only be one of the famous Rarámuri runners from northern Mexico.
Lorena Ramírez won third place in the annual 102-kilometer marathon on the Spanish island of Tenerife, competing in the seniors’ category, ages 18 to 39. She finished the course in 20 hours, 11 minutes and 37 seconds.
It is the second highest such race in Europe, with part of the course reaching 3,500 meters, and this year attracted 2,400 runners from 38 countries.
Ramírez, 23, was accompanied in Spain by fellow runners, her brother Mario and sister Juana, all of whom grew up running in the mountains of the Tarahumara Sierra in Chihuahua. A Puebla website noted: she ran “without a hydration vest, without running shoes, without Lycra and compression socks, without any of those gadgets used by the runners of today.”
Lorena Ramírez had already made a name for herself with other wins. She was invited to attend after she won the females’ 50-kilometer category of the Ultra Trail Cerro Rojo last year in Puebla. In that race, as in the Tenerife Bluetrail, she wore traditional dress including basic sandals made from recycled tires.
For more on Lorena see: http://remezcla.com/sports/lorena-ramirez-raramuri-europe-runner/
Motivation on the Home Front:
Here is Mary Tolland and her runners (Jen Berry and Laurie Grandmont!) posing before a 5:30 workout! Jen is a first time New Balance Falmouth Road Race trainee. Laurie is raising money for Cape Cod MOVES and the 300 Committee! Let’s support these heroic undertakings!
Here is Laurie Bartlett taking a cold plunge and raising money for MS at Muckfest!
Keith is working to solve the littering problem on Cape Cod! Want to work with Keith on plogging or other ideas? He is ready!
Keith sent me to MA State Rep. Randy Hunt is interested in trying nip recycling to the container deposit law. Representative Hunt writes: “Thanks, Carl. If we can get them added to the container deposit law, that will be a good first step. There is quite a bit of interest in banning nips altogether.”
Motivation…. It is contagious. The empty glass is ready for possibilities….