Race Recap: North Fork 50K…and the DEA?

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?

Race Recap: Bacon & The Back 40

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

Volunteering Ultra: Return to High Lonesome 100

Excuse me. Are you the one who wrote that blog about High Lonesome last year? It started with tacos. It always starts with tacos. These tacos happened to have spicy cabbage and Korean beef tips. The person asking the question about a blog, 1000 miles away from my own home was a complete stranger to … Continue reading Volunteering Ultra: Return to High Lonesome 100

Race Recap: Physical Failures, Mental Victories & the North Fork 50K

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

Race Recap: Bad Omens, A Wall and “The Pot”

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”

Race Recap: Hog Wild in Arkansas

...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

Volunteering Ultra: High Lonesome 100

My car, a Mazda3, is currently moving at approximately two miles per hour. I have been on the same county road for just under twenty minutes. The temperature is 44 degrees, it is pouring rain, and I have not slept in 20 hours. I ask myself, "Is a volunteer for a race going to become … Continue reading Volunteering Ultra: High Lonesome 100

Race Recap: Barr Trail…Did Not Fail

You would think that after the fascinating run that was Bryce Canyon, that reality would have sobered up my punch-drunk drive of insanity in the woods. However, deaf to my own friends, family, and household cat telling me to stop, I swore to the world I could hear the mountains calling me... ...and I had … Continue reading Race Recap: Barr Trail…Did Not Fail

Race Recap: Bryce Canyon & Satan’s Front Door

June 18, 2017 4:30 PM PST: I'm sitting at the Pei Wie bar at McCarren International Airport. I order a pineapple ginger rum drink. Primarily for the ginger to settle my stomach, secondary for the rum to help wipe away the previous day's memories. To my left, my eyes catch a man moving towards another … Continue reading Race Recap: Bryce Canyon & Satan’s Front Door