As a brief recap, my running world has been great this year. I was accepted by Jenn Shelton for coaching last spring, and have thus gotten stronger and faster and more confident. After some months working together, we decided I was ready for a 50 miler. I chose Rocky. In January, I was accepted by … Continue reading Rocky Raccoon 50M Race Report – the race that never was
Mission Tejas is a new race put on by my favorite race putters-onners, Trail Racing Over Texas. It 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
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
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?
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”
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
I joke that Jenn Shelton is my Spirit Animal. I've read Krissy Moehl's book and watch her TedXTalk on repeat. I follow Anna Frost on Twitter. I read Julie Koepke's blog, and have gotten to write for Gina Lucrezi. I absolutely love the women of this sport. However, my ultimate running hero is a dude. … Continue reading My Running Hero
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