Race Report: Mission Tejas 50K

Mission Tejas is a new race put on by my favorite race putters-onners, Trail Racing Over Texas.┬áIt is the third of their races I've signed up for, and the first I have finished. One day, I'll write about Satan's Ballsack Habanero Hundred, but for now, let's let that beast lie. Mission Tejas is located in … Continue reading Race Report: Mission Tejas 50K

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InkNBurn Shorts Review

This summer, I had the opportunity to review a pair of long shorts for InkNBurn. I had thoughts. Most of those were positive! Definitely will be buying more of these! Read on... INKnBURN is a company known for vibrant, fun patterns, and limited editions of items. Part of the appeal is their ever-rotating collections and … Continue reading InkNBurn Shorts Review

Eating healthy, Trying to be an awesome mom, ALL THE FAILURE

Have you ever heard of Jack Fruit? I've seen it online all over the place lately. It's huge and weird and exotic, and apparently the fancy new super food de jure. It looks like this: The exterior is prickly, and hard, in a weirdly artistic, mind-numbing, hypnotic sort of way. Upon first view, I assume … Continue reading Eating healthy, Trying to be an awesome mom, ALL THE FAILURE

An Ode to Taco Cabana Bean Tacos

My body is depleted after running under God's broiler, set on high. Texas' July sun has no friends - only weak underlings it enjoys frying like ants under a plastic magnifying lens from a $5 science kit. I am overcooked, only not-burnt thanks to my blankie of spf 80, the chosen armour of the gingers. … Continue reading An Ode to Taco Cabana Bean Tacos

Am I a real runner?

What makes a real runner? We tell new runners that simply running makes one a runner. We tell them that pace and distance don't matter, that once they've gone left foot, right foot, repeat, that they are runners. Simultaneously, however, seasoned runners start making checklists for themselves on what is required to be a real … Continue reading Am I a real runner?

Rocky Mountain High – a family vacation

For the first time since our honeymoon (2009), we took a real vacation. Thanks to the Miller Family, we were able to spend SEVEN DAYS in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. For four flatlanders, this was a huge deal. I like to consider us a family of runners, including the 4 yr old, so a week … Continue reading Rocky Mountain High – a family vacation

Because Jenn told me to… Vol 2 The Hill of Life

Hey, remember that time I convinced Jenn Shelton to be my running coach, even though I'm a midpack runner (at best) and have no clue what I'm doing? Yeah, it's pretty rad. What I forgot was that she used to stay in Austin, for a brief moment, so when I told her I would be … Continue reading Because Jenn told me to… Vol 2 The Hill of Life

Western States 2017 – a story of arrogance and humility

Did you like that super click-baity title? Damn, I'm good. But now that you're here, I have to admit, I'm not going to Walmsley bash. I'm also not going to fall on my knees at the Walmsley alter. I'll preface this the same way I prefaced the Barkley piece: I know nothing about any of … Continue reading Western States 2017 – a story of arrogance and humility

Because Jenn told me to… Vol. 1 Barre Class

The training log for the week included some easy runs, a long run, some strides, then, at the end, hidden in the grey-area of a cross training day, these words, "i am still lobbying for at least one of my athletes to take a Barre Class. I feel like you, as my favorite ding dong, … Continue reading Because Jenn told me to… Vol. 1 Barre Class