So what’s next? (and some thoughts about Burn-Out)

Here is my  biggest take away from Burning River, and it’s important. I’m really close to burn out in running for the 3rd or 4th time in my life. The night I DNF’ed Burning River a good friend and fellow ultra-runner asked me “when you are you signing up for Rio?” “I’m not.” was my […] more

Burning River nailed it, failed it (2021)

I always feel like I’ll remember more than I do…these are my favorite posts to go back and read when I’m prepping for a big race. The brain is a wonderfully elastic organ that has great capacity for change and flexibility….but if you want to avoid making the same mistakes over and over than you […] more

Burning River 100m 2021

A reminder: You have been warned. (also be warned that this post is probably more full of typos and transposition errors than normal. I have ZERO time right now to write and edit anything and it’s a small miracle this is getting written in the first place because of my current schedule. If I have […] more

Off we go to Burning River

I have never felt so unready for a 100 mile race in my life. When I got to 45.5 miles on my pacing chart I realized I couldn’t fathom going further than that. The rest of the pace chart was truly an exercise in abstract thinking. I’ve never done a 100 miler so flat, so […] more

In the Nick of Time

Over time I’ve realized that I’ve accomplish many awesome things in my life not because I chose the perfect time, but because I chose the right time. Getting older has improved as my sense of when the right time is for something…but I also have more patience to wait for that right time when it […] more

The Drop Bag v.2

Short mini posts on whatever…a drop bag of topics that I write during the week and then share. Enjoy! Fig’s riding lessons Fig asked me for riding lessons enough times that she finally convinced me it was her own idea and not something she was doing to please me. Bonnie, my friend, barn owner, FFA […] more

Running through the canyons – Nailed it, failed it

Why hello there. You are…purple. You didn’t look purple in your picture, you looked dark blue. Hey. I know it’s early in our relationship and all, but do you want to run 100 miles with me? The thing is, I have a 100 miler in 7 weeks and the old model has no-showed and I’m […] more

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