God allowed others to compete in a relay race with my life... Somehow, I came out the winner...
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
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
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
There are road races. There are trail races. Then...in the awkward, isolated corner of society; where it is damp, dark and full of poor choices is the strange, step-child hybrid: the gravel road race. For the record I am going to make the claim that a demonic spirit, bent on ensuring my death is miserable … Continue reading Race Recap: Gravel, GOATz, & The Headless Runner
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!
Move aside Gilgamesh. Part ways from us Achilles. Yes, even you Dante have no place in this story: Dearest reader, adjust your seat and take a deep breath; I'm going to attempt to encapsulate you in honor, glory, dignity, grit, and a story that makes legends of those who are in it. This is my … Continue reading Race Recap: Free State…Where Legends Are Made
I grew up in a small farm community north of Kansas City, Missouri. With 1200 people in the town, it wasn't unheard of to graduate their high school with 50 students per year. It is the life of the small town, and the life of growing up without friends... The other part of growing up … Continue reading Go Solo
Last Saturday I had scheduled to run just 12 miles (because I'm cool enough to say just now). The twelve would be ran out in a random trail that I had never been to on a warm and windy day. I arrived thirty minutes late because...sleep. I swear I will never be the 60 year old that has breakfast at 4:30 … Continue reading RESET