An Ultra Adventure!




My son, who is now 33 years old, has always had a craving for the wild and crazy adventures.  When he was a young boy, he talked us into doing some of the wildest things.  And if he enjoyed something, then you could be sure it was going to be taken to the next level of extreme.  Always.  He has toned things down a lot in his adult life and we’ve not been asked to do anything wild and crazy with him for a whole lot of years.
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  1. Mary Rauch says:

    You don’t know how thankful I am you shared all this with us! You answered so many things I have always wondered about. Your description of your feelings filled in the blank spots in my imagination. This has to be an experience of a lifetime for all of you! Bless your family and this magical bonding experience. And thank you again for letting us look inside this wonderful adventure!

    • Dori Troutman says:

      Awww… thank you Mary. I’m glad you could enter into it. It’s a crazy thing to do (running that far) and now I wish my son would write about it from his point of view! Especially the WHY! 🙂

      ~ Dori ~

  2. Ramona Puckett says:

    How cool! I’m so happy you all got to be there for your son! And what great pictures!

  3. Marlene Capelle says:

    Whew, I’m exhausted

  4. Kim Rice says:

    Wow!!! And that’s a Big Wow!! Running that at altitude is HUGE. Coming from someone who lives at almost a mile high, to run at that altitude with out long term altitude training is unreal! We always chuckle when sports teams come to compete against UNM and simply run out of “wind” half way through a basketball game!. My brother competed in 100+ mile bicycle rides across Colorado while living in San Francisco. He would come stay with me in Albuquerque for 3-4 days and ride up and down the Sandia Mountains just to get his lungs ready!! Logan is a Champion! And you and Eldon are Champions as well! . What a story!

  5. Mary Rauch says:

    I read and enjoy all your posts. I should write you more often and tell how much I enjoy them. It takes a lot of work to do one of your posts. I want to be sure you know how much I appreciate your efforts.

    • Dori Troutman says:

      Dear Mary,

      Your comment meant so much to me. You really can’t imagine. You are so right… some of these posts seem like they take forever! So I love to know that you read and enjoy them.

      Tight hugs,

      – Dori –

  6. Marilyn says:

    Congratulations to Your son. You and your husband are such good and loving parents to share this experience with your son. God Bless.

  7. Susie Wantulok says:

    I so enjoyed your story. I have always been intrigued by ultras like your son runs. I always thought I’d run them once my last child left for college. (He leaves next week!) I admire Logan and you and your husband for supporting him. I know folks who run ultras but never really knew how the crew operated! Thanks for sharing!!!

    • Dori Troutman says:

      Thank you Susie! When I wrote this I really wondered if anyone would find it interesting at all! So thank you!!! 🙂

      – Dori –

  8. Jill says:

    What a great read! And memory forever. I have a son the same again so I sent him your story for a good read. Mother/ Son forever!♥️

  9. Sandi King says:

    Wow! Dori this post was amazing. I loved every word and picture and could almost feel the excitement and anxiety you must have felt for your son. Congratulations to your son and you and your husband for being such great parents to go along for this wonderful event.

  10. Wow! 100 miles!!! Yikes! I am speechless! What an adventure, Dori, and how beautiful the scenery! Just breathtaking. Hats off to your son for completing the adventure! Farmgirl Hugs, Nicole (Suburban Farmgirl)

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