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
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
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?
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
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
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
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