Barkley Fall Classic: An Odyssey of Endurance

The relentless hum of curiosity and a thirst for adventure led me to the footsteps of the infamous Barkley Marathons, often whispered about in the hallowed corners of the ultra community. With each documentary I’ve watched and every video I’ve seen, the figures dancing over those vicious terrains became emblematic of human grit. There have

Snow Peaks & Strides: Conquering a Skyrace in a Winter Wonderland

The Broken Arrow Skyrace 46k was held last Saturday June 17th, with a variety of distances and races.  It was located in Palisades Tahoe (the Olympic Valley / Sqaw Valley Ski Resort). Heading into this race, a whirlwind of anticipation and eagerness took over. While 2017 saw me conquer a shorter version of this race,

Running Through Spider Mountain’s Moonlit Trails

Embracing the words of Ron Rook: “I don’t run to add days to my life, I run to add life to my days,” Last Saturday May 13th, I found myself amid the dense trails of Spider Mountain for a 12-hour evening trail race. Beginning from 7pm on a Saturday and stretching all the way to

The Woodlands Marathon

The Woodlands Marathon is a small footrace on the roads of The Woodlands, TX, about 30 minutes north of Houston.  I signed up for this race, as part of completing my goal I set out to do 20 years ago – finish 50 marathons by age 50.  I thought this was going to be marathon

Rocky Racoon 100 – Pacing and Crewing

Pacing and crewing for a 100-mile race is just as fun as running it – or at least I make it fun.  Crewing for your runner is also an art and science.  There is creativity in preparing for your runner/athlete – from decorating your canopy tent to telling them stories while you run with them