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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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Quality of Life... by Alene Nitzky Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I haven't really been in the mood for writing lately. I've been surprisingly together since Iris is gone, but I do miss her. I realize every day that there is some habi ... Read on »
Obituary: Iris Leck by Alene Nitzky Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Iris left this world on August 14, 2015 after a brief, unexpected illness. She was born on Mother’s Day, May 13, 2001 in Gilbert, AZ. Seven weeks later, a puppy ... Read on »
Coming Soon... Bob's Badwater Adventure by Alene Nitzky Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Thank you for your patience, life has a way of slapping you in the face the moment you stagger in from time away. Between trying to catch up on sleep and life in general ... Read on »
Bobby's Big Adventure by Alene Nitzky Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I first met Bob Becker when I ran my first Badwater. We were in line together to pick up our race packets at the pre-race briefing in 2008, and he had several of my Col ... Read on »
Update From Lone Pine by Alene Nitzky Posted in: Blog Posts in Running We're hanging out here while Bob rests and recharges before we start the trek back across Death Valley tomorrow. Please refer to his blog, http://bob-runs-ultras.blogspot.c ... Read on »
The Ratched Report by Alene Nitzky Posted in: Blog Posts in Running https://www.facebook.com/alene.nitzky/posts/10206284896494963  check this out... Wifi access has been very poor so I am making this post public. All is well, ... Read on »
Roadtrip: STAT! by Alene Nitzky Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I am packed and ready to go. Hitting the reset button is one of the biggest benefits of this jaunt across the desert every year. The hardest part is leaving the g ... Read on »
Friday Clearance! by Alene Nitzky Posted in: Blog Posts in Running What a week! I am finding myself in need of a breather today after a little unexpected bonus running adventure yesterday! First, what's up with the sign? Me ... Read on »
Fifteen Random Facts & A Blogging Challenge by Alene Nitzky Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I'm back for another blogpost, two in one day, pretty amazing for me lately. Yes I did get out today and did my run for a full hour. It didn't rain, either. Keeps the mu ... Read on »
Getting Smashed by Alene Nitzky Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I finally gave up on trying to shrink my butt in time to go to California. If I'm fat this year, so be it. I was complaining to Dennis the other day that none of my sho ... Read on »
My Legs Hurt! by Alene Nitzky Posted in: Blog Posts in Running We had a red white and blue sky the evening before July 4th. I didn't run on the 4th though, I was sort of in pain. After the solstice jog, I took it fairly eas ... Read on »
Goodbye...Newman! by Alene Nitzky Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Our nearly two month-long saga with the post office has finally come to an end. This week they poured the concrete and yesterday they installed the new mailboxes ... Read on »
Obesification Again... by Alene Nitzky Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I saw this article today on Modern Healthcare and it pissed me off, and even more so in the context of what's been happening in the headlines recently. It’s long past ... Read on »
Redneckistan Romp by Alene Nitzky Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I saw this article today on Modern Healthcare and it pissed me off, and even more so in the context of what's been happening in the headlines recently. It’s long p ... Read on »
Pink Boa 5K and Running Reminders by Alene Nitzky Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I know I should be running, but I sort of ended up taking the week off. So far I haven't run a step. My weeks go from Monday to Sunday, so there's still room for a run ... Read on »
Life, Death & Running by Alene Nitzky Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I did it because I knew I wouldn't be doing much running for a few days in Arizona, but my last hill workout of multiple Maniacs looked like a bad ventricular tachycard ... Read on »
Mudshine by Alene Nitzky Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Mud season has arrived in all its glory. I finally got out for a 20 miler this morning, just in time to beat the brief hailstorm that passed overhead just as I was gett ... Read on »
Gone Postal! by Alene Nitzky Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Lately it's been getting to be too long between posts here. Sorry. I've been busy. Suddenly got an uptick in interest in my business, and I've been trying to becom ... Read on »
Base: A Curse And A Blessing by Alene Nitzky Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Last Friday I had the brilliant idea of going up to do three Rock Repeats. Two weeks ago I had run two, so three seems like a reasonable progression. I got to ... Read on »
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 »