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Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

Next stop on the 2017 Redemption Tour: the Vermont 50

Fall foliage aside, September in Vermont is arguably my favorite time of year. For the fifth consecutive year I returned to the small town of Brownsville to adventure on some classic, beautiful New England trails and dirt roads. 50 miles worth of them!

September was a crazy month full of travel and a packed work schedule. With only 5 weeks since the hard effort at the Waldo 100k, it would be a miracle to come to race day in Vermont well rested and relaxed. Read more »

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

2017 Waldo 100k

It’s been said that fortune favors the bold. Maybe fortune favors the ambitious, or the confident, or the well prepared. But what is this fortune we seek? Last year at the 2016 Waldo 100k I sought after a Western States lottery qualifying spot by finishing all 62.5 miles, run, walk or crawl. It honestly took all those things. But this year I sought to push myself beyond my expectations into the depths of discomfort and turn some heads doing it. Read more »

Sunday, June 18th, 2017

The TransAmerica Road Trip

I used to joke that my Hyundai Elantra would make it only as far as Chicago before biting the dust. That was until one day when I was less than a mile from work it did just that. So needless to say, it was time for an upgrade. I replace running shoes when they’ve covered about 500 miles.. perhaps the Elantra’s limit was 178,000. Read more »

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Gorge Waterfalls 100k

Through a stroke of wild luck at the Rainshadow Running traveling trail running film festival late last year, my good friend (and frequent fun-runner) Marisa won a free entry into any trail race in 2017 put on by this organization! All the Rainshadow Running events are based in the Pacific Northwest and are known for having some of the most beautiful locations and challenging courses while being incredibly professionally run. Read more »

Monday, March 6th, 2017

Moab Red Hot 55k

There we stand; runners staring a long morning in the dusty, rocky, mountainous desert wilderness in the face. The damp soil beneath us already stained the edges of my previously spotless black and white Adidas Bostons. A slight drizzle of the morning gave a chill to the mild spring-like air. Overcast skies threatened our gorgeous views. There was a storm brewing. Read more »

Monday, February 27th, 2017

Calm Before the Desert Stampede

The day before— It took about 7 hours worth of driving through gorgeous open land before we finally got into the small city of Moab. The town sits in what Mike described as “a bowl of mountains”. Every direction is a near-sheer rock face surrounding town. As the sun went down, colors exploded off the city walls and shot straight into my heart. Read more »

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Travel to the Southwest.

A few months ago I convinced another one of my crazy buddies, Mike, to join me on a journey to Moab, Utah for a trail race. Since moving to Santa Fe a few years ago, he always seems to be up for an adventure and agreed to make a weekend out of it. While it would be excellent to have a buddy along, that unfortunately meant that the most efficient route of travel would have to go through 4 different states along the way to this event. Read more »

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

2016 in Rewind

There’s nothing quite like staring at an illuminated ball creeping down a pole that really makes you rethink your life. Read more »

Monday, November 7th, 2016

Daylight Savings

Imagine a little boy in a classroom. It’s a beautiful sunny morning outside while he sits in fluorescent lighting fiddling with his dull pencil. Between lessons he longingly peers out the window waiting for that moment when the school bell rings for recess. His shoes are laced up and the most efficient route to get to the top of the playscape is plotted. Read more »

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

Arm Day

Someone said they were handing out muscles at the gym! Today I went to explore the rumors.

Cardio is life. If you asked me to run for an hour, row a couple miles on the rowing machine, or carry a couch up to the 6th floor of an apartment building; no problem. It’s taken a while to build up the cardiovascular endurance to properly maintain a steady effort for a sustained period of time. Read more »

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