Trigger Warning: It is imperative for the reader to understand that this piece involves anxiety and suicidal thoughts. Please do not progress further into this writing if you are uncomfortable with the specific topic. If this was the 1970s I would have a typewriter set up in a room with a musty, yellowish lightbulb humming … Continue reading Longest Run
That one time I got hit by a truck...
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
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)
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!)
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
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
Just over a week ago I found myself in a dark room, laying on a table top in nothing but my boxers, and someone continued to grab my feet with their slimy hands. This went on for 90 minutes.... NOW THAT'S AN ATTENTION GETTER! In all reality I did something outside of my comfort zone … Continue reading MEDIC!