Lake Martin 100: Respect the Distance

“Perhaps the real benefit of endurance sport isn’t physical but spiritual. That enduring the ceremony & imbibing the potion of hormones our body releases puts us into a state so receptive to self exploration that it would be damn near sacrilegious to ignore it.” – excerpt from Darkness: how ultrarunning can strip away our emotional barriers … More Lake Martin 100: Respect the Distance

Stump Jump 50K: the ever-inconsistent “Beast of the East”

If I had to choose only one word to describe the city of Chattanooga, it would be “gorgeous”. I’ve never seen a city quite like her and I believe it to be a well kept secret. I use the word secret only because it doesn’t feel like it has quite the stress level and sticker … More Stump Jump 50K: the ever-inconsistent “Beast of the East”

Autumn Equinox Ultra 32 Miler: “Just a Training Run”

  Sometimes it’s the little, unassuming things in life that pack the most punch. Much like a habanero, it’s cute and small, it looks like something I’d grow in my garden. Seemingly harmless. I wouldn’t say the Autumn Equinox Ultra is quite a habanero but it’s definitely “got a whang to it” as we say … More Autumn Equinox Ultra 32 Miler: “Just a Training Run”

Mountain Mist 2016: Somewhat Expecting the Unexpected

I went through several titles in my mind for this entry and so many seemed so appropriate: The Icecapades. Meteorological Shenanigans. High Anxiety on Ice. Cirque Du Monte Sano. The One That Almost Didn’t Happen… All of those would’ve been fitting but I settled on the above because seriously, I never expected that. Any time you … More Mountain Mist 2016: Somewhat Expecting the Unexpected

Dizzy Fifties: I’m only here because I suffer from FOMO

Ah, my first official race report. Also my first official blog! I’ve been threatening it for years now and I’ve decided my Facebook friends are probably tired of every post being running related. That plus I believe in keeping my words clean on social media and I want a platform where I can write how … More Dizzy Fifties: I’m only here because I suffer from FOMO