Sitting at work and my phone buzzes, indicating an email was sent. Like a moth to a flame, my hand reaches for the phone to see what “junk” I had been sent. “You’re in! You made it off the waitlist! Register in the next couple days!” In true ultra runner fashion, I don’t think twice … More Hinson Lake 24 Hour
I may have signed up for a 50 miler in August; Burning River 50 to be exact. What better time to get back to the trails than the hottest day of the year (so far)? Armed with my Orange Mud Double Barrel pack full of nutrition and hydration, I headed “home” to the dirt in … More The Trails Were Calling
“Your peace is more important than driving yourself crazy trying to understand why something happened the way it did. Let it go.” — Mandy Hale Just when you think you have life all figured out, shit hits the fan and you have to take the lessons learned and move on. Armed with more knowledge than … More Let It Go and Just Be
“What are you doing finishing so fast? We didn’t even have time to make it over to the fence to cheer for you.” Those were the words uttered in joking anger at me after meeting back up with Col. Cupcake, Speet and Steve after finishing Kal-Haven. I wondered why they weren’t along the fence with … More “What Are You Doing Finishing So Fast?” Kal-Haven RR
Wow! I’m not sure I remember how to do this blooping thing. . . work/life don’t leave much time for it anymore. But, I’m gonna try my best to recall my weekend/race that was no doubt much more amazing than I can put into words. I haven’t had a marathon goal time in quite a … More Marshall University Marathon. . .WV is OSOM!
It’s been quite a while since I’ve blooped, let alone wrote up a RR. I’ve raced a bunch, but nothing seemed very worthy of reporting on from my perspective that others had not already touched on. I began to feel like I was typing the same RR, just changing the dates or distances, people or … More Rosaryville 50K RR–Chicked!
Two days later it still stings. My first DNF. Can I run 52.4 miles? Sure, I know I can. . . just keep pressing forward right? Relentless Forward Progress. Stay on top of your hydration, eat something at each aid station and take your S-Caps. Easy enough, right? What happens when your plan fails? You … More DNF – Yankee Springs Double Marathon
I’m not sure where to begin when writing up a Loopfest RR and this one is no different. For me, this was truly the year of the ultra – just running, no time goals, no stress, no plan. . . just run. I signed up for TCM knowing that it probably wouldn’t be my fastest marathon, but … More Gun Racks and Second Winds – My TCM RR
All this year I had been planning on running my first 50 Miler at Run Woodstock the weekend of September 7th-9th, then about a month ago on a 50K training run I allowed my arm to be twisted into the 100K. What’s 12 more miles? Isn’t running in the dark more fun? I couldn’t argue … More Run Woodstock LSD 100K RR (LONG)
When I had first clicked “register” for the “No Wimps!” Challenge, I had that nervous, “I can’t believe what I just did” feeling. It went away as quickly as it came and it was replaced with the “I can do anything” feeling. Well, that was a couple months ago. Sure, I had mentioned to some people that I would be … More One Weekend, Two Extreme Trail Runs, Infinite Bragging Rights