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Alene Nitzky

California
I have been running since 1984 and running ultramarathons since 1991. I am a runner, artist, and writer, and I believe in quality of life, making every day an adventure, and surrounding myself with positive energy and warm, caring people. I live in Colorado with my husband and our two Australian... Full Bio
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Less Than 100 Heat Training Days... by Alene Nitzky Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Last weekend I took a 4 day trip to Arizona and hung out with my parents. A few days earlier I did two Rock Repeats plus some, and got sore from the quad bashing, ... Read on »
The Pre-Nurses' Week Cancer Rant by Alene Nitzky Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Yesterday I had lunch with Wheaties Boy's mother-in-law, Faustine. I admire this woman in so many ways. We have a lot of interests in common, obviously health and fit ... Read on »
Later... by Alene Nitzky Posted in: Blog Posts in Running This morning, we're back to this. It's supposed to be like this all weekend. Which makes it a good weekend to go to Arizona, and that is what I'm doing. The girls ... Read on »
Two Buffs in the Ark by Alene Nitzky Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I'm typing this as I sit in the dark in a cheap motel room in Buena Vista, Colorado. We're on highway 24 on the way to Leadville. We figured it would be adventurous to ... Read on »
Easter Resurrection-ish by Alene Nitzky Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I'm almost afraid to say it, but I think I'm starting to feel like myself again. We had some nice weather this weekend. Last week was a good week for several reas ... Read on »
Feats and Aspirations by Alene Nitzky Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I'm recovering nicely from my 50+ mile impulse the other day. My feet seemed to take it hardest, my toes were sore all day Sunday. Monday the muscle soreness set in but ... Read on »
Here Comes The Sun Fat Ass Therapy Run by Alene Nitzky Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Yesterday I went to Arvada, a suburb of Denver, and ran the Here Comes the Sun Lake Arbor 12 hour and 9 minute Fat Ass. March 21 was the first day after spring equinox, ... Read on »
SpongeBob Strikes Again! by Alene Nitzky Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Things have been looking up the past few days. Isabelle is doing well with recovering from surgery. I've had to hold her back several times because she wanted to ... Read on »
My Life Lately... by Alene Nitzky Posted in: Blog Posts in Running This week was a busy one. I started out trying to cheer myself up by getting some Peeps, now that they are out in the stores. I set them up for the girls and of course ... Read on »
"Hey Rocky, Watch Me Pull A Rabbit Out of My Hat!" by Alene Nitzky Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I'm still dragging. I wish I had some new and exciting news. Trying to explain this to my husband is impossible, I shouldn't even bother. I ran 6 miles Monday, a ... Read on »
Another Monday, Where is the Sun? by Alene Nitzky Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I have pretty much given up on trying to get going with running. The motivation just has not been there. I still plan on going to the Fat Ass 12 hour and change at Lake ... Read on »
Confusion by Alene Nitzky Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Someone forgot to tell the meteorologists what season it is. They keep telling us we're in for a week of snow. That is soooo not fair. It's been spring for almost two m ... Read on »
Yes I'm Still Alive... by Alene Nitzky Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Just busy Fighting Dinosaurs , and a few other things... Dennis and I made our usual February trip to Arizona to see my parents. Usually I would run the Pemberton ... Read on »
My Anaconda Don't... by Alene Nitzky Posted in: Blog Posts in Running 30 to 51. It's not betting odds, a temperature range or a bad Superbowl score. It's the name of the new purpose in my life. Today I went to the beach. Okay, it ... Read on »
Groundhog Sees A Shadow by Alene Nitzky Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I don't care what Punxsatawney Phil says, it's spring. Over the last week things have improved considerably in many ways. The sun has made an appearance more ofte ... Read on »
Mental Paws by Alene Nitzky Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Feeling like I'm stuck in quicksand both mentally and physically has gotten old already, so I made an appointment with my primary care P.A., to discuss this downhill sl ... Read on »
Stuck in the Starting Blocks by Alene Nitzky Posted in: Blog Posts in Running It's only a week from February and I have not moved, I am still stuck in the funk that I've been in for the past four months. No progress on fitness or losing the blob ... Read on »
DON'T LOOK DOWN! by Alene Nitzky Posted in: Blog Posts in Running This is a story of a love affair with a running bra. Except it's more of a love-hate story. Like a bad ex, the nightmare stays with you, even though it's all over ... Read on »
Spring in January, Told Ya So... by Alene Nitzky Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Sunny and 57 degrees, right now, going on 4 pm. It is spring, and the Great Antarctic Ice Sheet is retreating from our neighborhood streets. I no longer have to drive p ... Read on »
Winterscape by Alene Nitzky Posted in: Blog Posts in Running It's been another week of low motivation, cold, and ice. Yesterday I made it out for 10 miles only because there was group from the running club going, and I didn't hav ... Read on »