About Rocky Road Adventures… Hello there Adventure Seekers! I am Kristal Romans, owner and founder of Rocky Road Adventures. I live in Dry Valley, Nv, outside of the historical mining town, Pioche, Nv.
Some history behind me; I am a wife, mom, photographer, and an active runner. My husband, Jason and I, have been married for 20 years and have 2 kids, one is starting his third year of college and the other enlisted in the Nation Guard. We have hauled them both across the great state of Nevada to many many rodeos, with Wjra, Little Britches, and High School, and we look forward to some more open time to focus on us and our future goals (RRA being one of them). I was trackster back in high school and loved every minute of running. When I became a wife and mom, I fell out of running and exercise, always active but mainly just chasing my kids around the house and grocery stores ;-). In 2010, I had a run-in with cancer. Did several weeks of radiation and sleeping ;-). I decided after that to fight it with exercise! I got back into running with the help of my family and a great friend, Nino Toll, who had his own health issues and had lost over a 100 lbs just by running. His strength and determination drove me to do the same thing and wanted to fight my cancer with good health. I began to run in 2010 and have not stopped. I have competed in several local races, mainly in Las Vegas area. I have accomplished 11 half marathons, 3 of which were done in 3 consecutive days out in Valley of Fire State Park area, definitely not for the meek or timid. I have also accomplished a 100 mile road bike race in San Diego, Ca and by far my favorite accomplishment yet. My latest accomplishment has been jumping from half marathons to ultra-running, I finished my first trail ultra race in June of this year, 2019, 36 miles at the amazing Mount Charleston just outside of Las Vegas Nv.
I seek out different races that offer a challenge that climbing is a factor and with great scenic views. My goal is to offer some great races here in my home county, Lincoln County Nevada, that has 5 gorgeous State Parks, great history within the towns, abundance amount of wildlife, and lots of scenic open spaces to explore with every race.
About the name Rocky Road Adventures…. The story behind the name is all about the love I have for “Rocky Road Ice Cream” and it’s also the kinds of roads I love to travel, by foot and by vehicle! 🙂