The Lost Coast

Sonja Wieck

A Denver area triathlete enjoying every day of swim bike run. Mom to Annie, wife to Troy, and guide to a few brave athletes, I'm always in search of the next adventure.

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24 Responses

  1. Katey says:

    Great video…what an experience for you! Thanks so much for sharing with us 😉

  2. Mel says:

    Thanks that was awesome! Quick question – how did you get the shots of you from a distance – some looked like maybe you set the camera up ahead then ran to it but some are from further away e.g. at 8:15?

  3. goSonja says:

    Mel, My dad shot that last shot. You might notice I have a different pair os shoes on. It was done after I finished. I also do put the camera down and run towards it on occasion.

  4. Hillary says:

    I love those stormy, cliffy Pacific beaches. They are amazing! The video was great, as always.

  5. Denner says:

    Sonja, I love the “Choice” paragraph. I went through the SAME exact thought process during a very wet IMLP in ’08. You can choose to be miserable with the weather (and a lot of others), or choose to be positive. I chose the latter, and it was one of my favorite days. Well said!

    I really enjoyed this blog post too. Good stuff.

  6. Denner says:

    OK, so my first comment was before I watched the video (see I’m not here just for the video 😉

    First – killer video!

    Second, I’d be curious to hear what kind of gear you used (change of shoes, boots, jacket, GoPro video, etc)

    ps- that wave almost ate you at 8:25!

  7. Jill says:

    I haven’t watched the video yet, but just in case I don’t get a chance to leave a comment later… so impressive!! I totally agree with your statement “Respond well daily, and when the big tests come, you’ll fly through them”. Love that line.

    Great post! inspirational as always! Keep on rockin’!

  8. Erin F says:

    You. Are. A. Rock Star. You’re truly a huge inspiration to me, Sonja. I love what you do and I love more your attitude towards it all/life/etc. I honestly almost want to print this blog entry (if that’s ok!) and keep it to reread before Boston this year. I’m nervous and excited but more than anything I’m so looking forward to my first Boston experience. What I loved so much about your video is how – even though you’re in the middle of no where with no one around and you’re talking to your camera – you’re SMILING. It can show how much you love gettin’ out there and doin’ it, and that is what inspires me. Go Sonja Go!

  9. michael says:

    Awe-some, really awesome. you mentioned kick ass weather but the video just was, well right in your face : ). Thanks for that very inspirational !
    Keep it up, really enjoying it : )

  10. Laura says:

    You are amazing….your attitude is amazing and I will hear your words as I log an 18 mile run tomorrow! It is all fun and such a gift to be able to be out and able to run!

    Keep up the amazing work!

  11. Sam says:

    You are so awesome!

    How much mileage did you add on setting up the camera, running back and then running at it :)

  12. Megan says:

    I love the waves, I love the running with gale force winds, and I love the random surfer dude. Did you get his number? :)

  13. Jen says:

    Wow. Words did not do the run justice – it took seeing the video for me to appreciate just how difficult that was. Most people would have bailed when they woke up in the morning. Love how tough you are and how you have such a great attitude about adversity. (jen is taking notes)

  14. Cami says:

    INCREDIBLE!!! Seriously. Amazing!!! Loved your video. You inspire me. I LOVE it!!! Thanks for sharing with us all!!! We’re better because we know you!

  15. Cami says:

    These are my favorite lines:

    “Keep it movin’, keep it movin’!”

    “The ocean is like, GRRRR!”

    “The last few miles, it’s been super awesome: gale-force winds, super deep sand…” (Most of us would be complaining about those things!) But like you said in your write-up– those things added to your experience. That is what makes you awesome and inspiring!!!

  16. Mandy says:

    The video was awesome. Honest, I read the post first.

    I love what you said about having a choice whether or not to be miserable (was that here or the previous post? I just read them both. I am behind. As always!) But anyway, it is so true that the more positively you deal with any situation – whether it be miserable or whatever, the easier that hard thing becomes. It is all about attitude. You freaking rock.

  17. Doreen says:

    Girlfriend, what an awesome experience!!! I love this kind of stuff! What a blast! Thank you for bringing the Lost Coast to us!

  18. Natalie says:

    Very very cool stuff! I will be watching your Moab 100 video again this week because we are heading there this weekend! Congrats on your accomplishment/adventure!

  19. Bill says:

    Marvelous, Sonja. Ab. so. lute. ly. Marvelous!!! It takes a LOT to inspire me. Consider me inspired!!! :)

  20. Mike Ransick says:

    I haven’t checked your blog for a while and I’m glad I did today. Very inspirational post! I agree mental toughness is as important (or more important) than physical toughness but you brought it to a whole new level on this run. Loved the video.

  21. Kelly says:

    Okay, Son! A few things…loved the post about your parents…it’s easy to see how you got to be the way you are with parents like that! I loved hearing about your Lost Coast adventure. You always inspire me, and make me feel, just a little bit, that even I could do something like that! And lastly, love the new look of the blog. Thanks for including me in your blogroll!! :) Have a wonderful week.

  22. Erik says:

    Amazing video – thanks for sharing. Your positivity is inspiring. I’m doubly impressed that even in all the adverse conditions you took the time/effort to film some additional artistic running sequences! Looking forward to hearing about Lost Coast day 2 whenever that happens. Congrats.

  23. Emily says:

    Hey, you switched websites! Just realized today, Hey, my gosonja RSS hasn’t been updated in a while…

    Anyway, awesome video! Definition of epic. It was weird to hear your voice- totally different than I would’ve expected. The first thing I thought was, She’s so young! You’ve done so much that I’ve thought you were a lot older than you actually are.

    Glad I found ya again!

  1. August 3, 2011

    […] you noticed, my blogging has been a little less frequent recently. I finally realized why. I lost my camera on the Lost Coast. I LOVED my little camera. I went everywhere with that darn thing. While I am not a very good […]

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