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
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
For the new reader; we left off on this random adventure of nonsense with a trip to the emergency room, Troponin, and chest pains. After four and half hours of entertaining nurses with unstoppable word vomit (I am so sorry to the University of Kansas Emergency Room), I was informed that I would be seeing … Continue reading Injury Reserve: Break Hearts? (Round II)
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)
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
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
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
God allowed others to compete in a relay race with my life...
Somehow, I came out the winner...