Run Rabbit, Run – An American Unogwaja’s Story

Run, rabbit run. Dig that hole, forget the sun. When at last your work is done, don't sit down, it's time to dig another one Feature Photo Credit: Chris Adams On May 25, 2017 the next group of Unogwaja will hit the road on an adventure of which they don't even understand the depth... yet. … Continue reading Run Rabbit, Run – An American Unogwaja’s Story

The Ultimate Love/Hate Relationship

In high school, I felt fat and unattractive. I weighed 90lbs. In college, I felt fat and unattractive, and wished I looked like I did in high school. I weighed 105 lbs. When I fell in love with my husband, I gained to 122. By the time we married, I was 140lbs, and unhealthy. I … Continue reading The Ultimate Love/Hate Relationship

Motherhood – It isn’t all Pinterest & Bluebonnet Pictures

In these hard motherhood times of Pinterest, and Facebook, and GMO-free competitive motherhood, I am grateful I was raised by a real human. Instead of teaching me to french braid, my mom taught me to be outside. I never learned how to do makeup, but I learned how to avoid june bugs in the pool … Continue reading Motherhood – It isn’t all Pinterest & Bluebonnet Pictures

What type of runner are you? And does it matter?

We say lots of things, us runners, and we say them with the conviction of a late-life convert.  We say it's mind over matter. We say it's left foot right foot, repeat. We say it's about rest days. It's about heart rate. It's about nutrition. Latest fads in gear. Zero drop. k-tape. yoga? We revere … Continue reading What type of runner are you? And does it matter?

4 AMAZING things that happen to you when you run “too much”

This post is in response to the article "4 Terrible Things That Happen to Your Body When You Run Too Much" which references a "small study", which is science for "not statistically significant", trying to convince us that 26.2 miles is just too hard for our fragile human flesh-vessels. Obviously, I take issue with this article/video … Continue reading 4 AMAZING things that happen to you when you run “too much”

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

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