A Proposal: The 1:1 Challenge

May 22, 2019 may be a day that lives in infamy within the trail community. On this date Outsider published an article making claim that trail runners are parasites within the world of development, rehabilitation, and environmental protection of our trails. Needless to say the comments made were not necessarily well received by many among … Continue reading A Proposal: The 1:1 Challenge

Injury Reserve: Breaking Hearts? (Round I)

Do you want to kill yourself? Do you want to harm yourself?* -Sophie No. -Me Yes, that is how you start out any interesting story that connects somehow, someway to strange world of trail running and all the insanity that comes with it. I need to preface prior to the waterfall of thoughts, beliefs, and … Continue reading Injury Reserve: Breaking Hearts? (Round I)

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: GOATz 21 Mile (ROUND TWO!)

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!)

Yoga: Being the Pretzel

Has anyone else purchased a pretzel only to wonder what being a pretzel is all about? Neither have I. However, I did grow up in a world that was bent on ensuring that I never spent anytime around those long haired, hipster, Fair Trade Coffee sipping, granola crunchy yoga people. Those people. Since my adventures … Continue reading Yoga: Being the Pretzel

Race Recap: Mazes, Dragons, and Return of the Legend

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

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

Running with Tank Tread: Peregrine 7 Review

While reading through the different blogs of trail running experts, with non-stop envy seeking knowledge, I noticed that so many of them have participated in reviews of equipment, gear, books, food, and shoes. It is only natural that after doing this blogging stuff for around a year, that I too review some gear. I present to … Continue reading Running with Tank Tread: Peregrine 7 Review