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”

Less Is More: A Guide to 2018

Someday's it is best to be cliche. Looking through the last week of 2017, and the first week of 2018, I noted the people who braved that rabid society of judgement and departure, and posted their goals in the running/health world for the upcoming year. Make no mistake; I am not a fan of resolutions … Continue reading Less Is More: A Guide to 2018

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

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

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