This is a spin-off blog from my other blog, Journey to Badwater. I started this one because serious runners need serious swill that doesn't take a lot of time or energy to prepare. I often get requests for my recipes, and this is an easy way to share. Bitchen Swill got it's name from when I was in the backpacking club in high school and we used to refer to the freeze-dried meals we reconstituted with water over a gas stove in the middle of the desert as "Bitchen Swill".
I started running in 1984 and ran my first ultra in 1991. I wanted to run Badwater ever since I heard about Ben Jones cooling himself down with an ice-filled body bag. I achieved my longtime dream in July 2008 when I crossed the Badwater finish line in just over 47 hours. In 2011, I ran the race again, then returned on foot to Badwater, a round trip of 270 miles.
My health, fitness, ability, and desire to run ultramarathons are a gift I can give to others who face challenges to their health and well-being.
Life is an ultra, and every finish line is the starting line of the next adventure.