Kindness

It’s a week before Christmas, we have no snow and the temps are mild. A good number of us are trying to do it all; run groups, cookie exchanges, office parties, gift swaps, Christmas shopping, trying to get to bed early, not eat too much junk, the list is...

Mountain Lakes 100 recap

I am now a week since the race. I am still having a hard time putting together the words. I’ve been in a writing slump all summer, I didn’t do a race recap of Titletown Ultra 8 hr, or Standhope Ultra 60K in Idaho. The first race I didn’t think there...

MadCity 100K Recap

This race each year turns out to be the litmus test of my winter fitness, or I like to think that’s how it is going to be. Last year I went into the race with zero expectations and still pulled out a decent performance with a nasty cold and limited training, so...

Run Across WI

Part I: The Why. One of the most asked questions over the past few days has been: “How did you choose to run across WI?” There isn’t a concrete answer for that, it really was as simple as, no one had done that before in the way I wanted and during...

A bittersweet beginning

As I sit here almost a week after my 35th birthday, I can’t help but to smile. In doing so I almost feel guilty. There is no secret that last year was a rough go for me in many aspects of my life. I was challenged mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and...