Every year I pop out to High Lonesome, I think to myself, in an imaginative voice, "I'm one step closer to my destiny." Then I park at Hancock Aid Station, try to breathe, and realize the inherent truth that is before me. I choose life. High Lonesome 100 is a hugely, insanely, bigly, addictive race … Continue reading Volunteering Ultra Round III: High Lonesome 100
Desperately gasping for breath, a rasping, wheezing chain-smoking cough, aching, possibly blistered feet, and a knot in my stomach indicating that the concept of violent, projectile vomit was surprisingly high... ...at mile 2. Make no mistake, there is a slight pride in knowing that I make several dumb choices during, before, and after trail races … Continue reading Race Recap: North Fork 50K…and the DEA?
It has been a while since I've typed...ran...raced...puked...lived much of anything within the trail community. After the race in June of 2018 (2018!) I definitely hit a long stretch of lonely miles, uncertainties with my health, and just an overall adjustment in what I really wanted to accomplish as a runner. Meaning; I'm truly no … Continue reading Race Recap: Bacon & The Back 40
I have learned of a few sayings in the trail running community over the span of the past two years: The mountains are calling, I must go Not all who wander, are lost I am pleased to share that after studying each saying, reflecting on them with granola crunchy hipsters trail runners, and dreaming of the … Continue reading Race Recap: Physical Failures, Mental Victories & the North Fork 50K
Welcome to 2018; my first race of the new year, and one thing really still hasn't changed... I'll still find ways to harm myself in the middle of the woods surrounded by darkness, death, and poor choices. Why change what works? Prior to adventures in the mountains and summer heat; I...being 'all-knowing' decided to "warm … Continue reading Race Recap: Bad Omens, A Wall and “The Pot”
...hehe...I'm getting crafty with my titles... True story; I delayed on writing this race recap simply because I am an extremely conceited individual. Translation; I read last year's race recap for The Back 40 trail race, and I laughed so much reading it that I convinced myself I couldn't do any better. Vanity truly is … Continue reading Race Recap: Hog Wild in Arkansas
Back in the hellish days of July, with a balmy temperature of 114 degrees (in the shade), I desired to run the Psycho Psummer 10 Mile race in Kansas City, Kansas. The purpose? Simple; new photos from Mile 90 Photography, and just as important, I wanted to see if I had improved at all over … Continue reading Race Recap: GOATz 21 Mile (ROUND TWO!)
God allowed others to compete in a relay race with my life...
Somehow, I came out the winner...
I envision this magical moment in the kingdom of Ida Grove where a woman suddenly awoke with a revelation... Yes! I see the challenge. I understand the goal. There must be a way to achieve 1000 feet of elevation gain in a single loop at a trail race in Iowa. Ida Grove must be the … Continue reading Race Recap: Mazes, Dragons, and Return of the Legend