In order to expand your ability as a runner, it's crucial that one is constantly looking for new adventures. Since last weekends race series is now at a close, I found myself starting to feel the temptations of 'burnout' along the 5K road races. The burnout sensation is far more fearful to my soul compared … Continue reading Trail Running: Volunteering As Tribute
I am not the fastest runner in the group. I am easily one of the most stubborn though. Four months ago, after running a fun four mile course during St. Patrick's Day, I analyzed my 'goodie bag' in hopes of finding coupons for free ice cream. However, I instead found a non-edible advertisement for the … Continue reading Review: Missouri Race Series
I am lost until I decide to start moving... Knowing that today was #globalrunningday, I was actually excited to treat today like that of an actual holiday. It is a day that connects a universal truth throughout humanity, culture, and society; the art and joy of running. Locally, that meant taking time to travel into … Continue reading Global Running Day
Joplin, Missouri: Nearing four months ago I signed up for a new race in the state of Missouri named the Missouri Race Series (MRS). This event was a monthly circuit that took runners through Lee's Summit, Jefferson City, Joplin, and ends in Columbia, Missouri. Each course is unique, but each one is guaranteed to be … Continue reading One Right Equals A Missed Left
PR's, weight loss, negative splits, final kicks...all words that revolve around the mind of a runner. It has taken many years for me to understand what all of these words meant, and today, I realized that in some instances you just have to not care about any of them. I finished dead last in the … Continue reading Rewards vs Awards
I am a solo runner. Endless roads of pavement I could be found jogging through. Year after year I would take off from the small town that I had grown up in and just escape for hours on end. The pace wouldn't be fast, the result wouldn't be amazing, but at least I was moving. … Continue reading Community Driven
Humanity has always had this fascination with defying logic, theory, and physics by manipulating gravity. While we were not necessarily designed to, we overcame our handicap and learned to fly. I was not born a runner. I wasn't brought into a family of racing, marathons, and weekend track meets. Similar, but on the microcosm of … Continue reading fly.