Pandora’s Box of Rox – Race Report 2017

As a student, I remember learning that a good writer never let's the truth stand in the way of a good story. Because of this, I always read race descriptions as though they are pieces of creative fiction. They are not. Pandora's Box of Rox is full of rocks. Small rocks, big rocks, loose rocks, … Continue reading Pandora’s Box of Rox – Race Report 2017

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Bandera 50K Race Report – or According to Merriam-Webster, Haters gon’ Hate

OK, I have to admit; this isn't really a race report. Here's the Race Report short version: Bandera was below freezing for the race, but it was beautiful and magical and life-changing, and you should totally do it! Also, Tejas Trails puts on one helluva race, and their aid station volunteers are amazing! Ok, now … Continue reading Bandera 50K Race Report – or According to Merriam-Webster, Haters gon’ Hate

Type AB+/-, or how to survive other people’s personalities

I'm married to a Type A Introvert. I'm not either of those things, but I get it. My previous job was working with a Type B extrovert. I'm not either of those things either, but I get it. Somehow, I was born, or have become, depending on your philosophical leanings, a person without type. Or … Continue reading Type AB+/-, or how to survive other people’s personalities

Women on the trail – thoughts on feminism in running

Anthropology teaches us that, in the animal kingdom, females of a species often exist among their own sex, separate from their male counterparts. Together, they gather food, prepare and maintain shelters and territories, and raise the group’s young. While that may seem either awful, or amazing, depending on whether your husband has recently left dirty … Continue reading Women on the trail – thoughts on feminism in running

Barkley Marathon 2017: thoughts that have nothing to do with running

This past weekend was the 31st running of the Barkley Marathon. I won’t go into the history here, because there is a great documentary available on Netflix, and multiple youtube videos available. Plus, I like to think that, by not telling you about it, I’m helping to keep some mystery in the event. What I … Continue reading Barkley Marathon 2017: thoughts that have nothing to do with running

First Year Races, and why you should run them

Often, experienced ultrarunners tell new runners that they shouldn’t run a race that is in its first year. So much goes into both running and hosting a race, and the fewer things that can be left unknown, the better for the new runner. Nerves are always high, especially if a runner has put six months, … Continue reading First Year Races, and why you should run them