Mel’s Guide to Change


How well do you handle change? I find it easier with practice. Nowadays I’m rarely paralyzed in an unsuitable situation, unable to leap off the cliff into the unknown until pushed. When considering the types of life change generally considered “the biggest” such as marriage, having a kid, and career changes, I think career changes […] more


Tahoe Rim 50 mile run

Three weeks ago I got an email letting me know that after MONTHS of being #14 on the wait list, I had a spot in the Tahoe 50 mile trail run if I wanted it. HELLZ YES!!!!!!! Because getting into a bucket race 3 weeks prior gives me plenty of time to train, acclimate to […] more

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There’s a Massacre in my future

…And I’m not talking about the outcome of this weekend’s race at Tahoe. For the love of everything KEEP ME OFF OF ULTRASIGNUP. Around the time that I got off the wait list for the Tahoe 50 mile run….my slippery fingers went “oops” while accepting Tahoe’s event offer and I signed up for something I […] more


Farley Hoof update

                                        Hind shoes go on this afternoon. Right now it’s a waiting game of when the site will re-epithelialize and “harden” up. Then she can go back to work! more

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War wraps, Diapers, & Duct Tape

The instructions were to wrap Farley in a ball (or “bell”) bandage every couple of days for three weeks to protect and support the tissue of her heel while it was squishy and oozy. There’s variation on any bandage (welcome to the grey areas of medicine), but in general for a ball bandage going on the […] more


June 2017 IRL

Welcome to the season of alternative plans. I’m going to do ABC, I mean XYX, I mean MNOP, I mean nothing. No actually I’ll spend money on surgery instead, or a bucket race, or perhaps this will be the season I focus on Farley, oops I mean running, oops I mean getting miles on MerryLegs. […] more


A walk in the park?

I arrived home completely soaked with sweat. And with a blister on my heel. And the balls of my feet so painful I couldn’t walk barefoot on my hardwood floors. I’m sure you are waiting with bated breath to find out what new tortuous ultrarunning workout I had just performed. Here you go. : :: […] more

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